The Victoria University Public Health Network (VUPHN) draws together colleges, institutes, departments and individual academic staff interested in advancing public health.
The VUPHN was established as a forum for public health experts from a variety of fields and disciplines. Members of the network raise issues, strategise and strengthen collaborative research, teaching, health promotion and advocacy.
The network has 41 individual members representing:
Goal of the Victoria University Public Health Network
The Victoria University Public Health Network aims to:
- increase capacity in collaborative public health research
- improve knowledge sharing for research and health promotion
- build partnerships between colleges/institutes across VU in applications for research grants
- expand the range of possibilities to translate public health research evidence into practice
- increase capability to develop and implement multifaceted health promotion interventions among VU staff and students and externally
- enhance cooperation between colleges in teaching public health-related subjects
- expand possibilities for organising public health workshops and summer/winter schools
- strengthen advocacy for further improvements in VU’s organisational support to public health research, interventions, and teaching
- strengthen advocacy for other interests of public health researchers, practitioners and lecturers at VU.
Areas of expertise
VUPHN members cover a range of areas of expertise related to public health.
VUPHN membership is open to anyone at VU with professional interests and involvement in the public health agenda. We invite new members to join us.