Interesting lecture by the sounds of it:
Dr Christy Newman
recipient of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia’s 2010 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research
is giving a lecture on Wednesday 10 August (6pm to 8pm)
“Workforce worries: the changing worlds of HIV medicine and the general practitioners who provide it.”
Health workforce shortages are commonly described in media and policy discourse as an increasing problem for many ‘advanced liberal’ nations, including Australia. While the structural and economic
explanations for this have become the subject of considerable debate and resourcing, less attention is paid to the social meanings ascribed to particular areas of health care work and to how these might also shape career and employment trajectories. This lecture will consider what a more constructivist approach to understanding the ‘problem’ of workforce shortages might contribute. In particular, I will introduce the first national study of the HIV general practice workforce and explore some of the changing clinical, professional and political meanings of HIV medicine for the general practitioners who provide care to people living with HIV around the country.
at the University of New South Wales (Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, Library Road, Kensington Campus).
FREE ADMISSION, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Those interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org ; ph 02 62491788 by 3 August.
Dr Christy Newman is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for HIV Social Research where she has contributed to a wide range of research projects in HIV and blood borne viruses, general practice and primary health care, Aboriginal health and health in the media, since completing her PhD in 2004. She has a disciplinary background in communication and cultural studies, and her strengths lie in applying qualitative social research tools to the fields of public health and health services, with a particular focus on conceptual framing, cultural politics, representation and discourse. Her current research is mostly focused on the experiences and aspirations of the Australian health care workforce and the patients with whom they work. She is particularly interested in the changing meanings of work and profession in general practice and primary health care, especially for those clinicians and allied health workers who are engaged with diverse populations, often marginalised or affected by social stigma in different ways, such as people living with HIV, gay men, Illicit drug users and indigenous Australians. Dr Newman is the recipient of the 2010 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, an award established by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in memory of a past Academy President, Professor Paul Francis Bourke (1938-1999).
For those attending the lecture, the map of UNSW Kensington at the attached link, may be helpful. The map reference for the venue is G19.
Professor Fred Hilmer AO, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales and Professor Barry McGaw AO, President ASSA, cordially invite guests to stay for refreshments at the conclusion of the lecture.