Alumni Lecture (formerly Convocation Lecture)
The Alumni Lecture is organised by the Office of External Relations together with the Alumni Advisory Commitee(AAC) - a group of graduates elected to represent the University Alumni community. It is traditionally delivered by significant alumni or newly appointed academics to the University.
Professor Andrew Parfitt
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
|When:||Tuesday 28 May, 5:45pm for 6pm at Newcastle City Hall|
Space: Australia's Final Frontier?
Few of the visible signs associated with space activity are present in Australia. We don’t have an astronaut program, and for many decades we haven’t launched a rocket from our soil. Yet Australia was involved in the space age from its very beginnings and continues to be a leader in radio astronomy and other areas of space science and technology. Although we might not realise it, Australians are extensive users of space derived products and services.
This lecture will look at the current state of space-related activities in Australia and explore why space continues to be important to Australia in our strategic global relationships and our daily life.
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|2012 Speaker:||Professor Caroline McMillen|
|Topic:||Supersize Me: Early Origins of a Life of Obesity|
Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen discussed how the health and nutrition of a mother can have a significant impact on the metabolic health of her children.
|2011 Speaker:||Professor Louise O’Brien|
|Topic:||Mental Health Care: Everyone’s Business|
Professor Louise O'Brien discussed research related to the provision of mental health services, with a focus on mental health nursing, as well as the experiences of people with mental illness and their families.
|2010 Speaker:||Professor Nicholas Talley|
|Topic:||Back to the future: Educating health professionals in the 21st Century|
|The Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health, Professor Nicholas Talley spoke about the future education of health professionals to improve patient safety in the health system and develop new multi-disciplinary team training.|