Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Health, Wellness & Society Conference.
The Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
Linda Kurti is one of Australia’s leading organizational development and research specialists, and serves as National Director of the Economic and Social Advisory practice for Urbis, an Australian professional services firm. With degrees from universities in the US, UK and Australia, Linda has influenced health system development and performance in Britain and Australia, through strategic and advisory roles in non-government, academic, and private organizations.
Linda first joined the British National Health Service during the extensive primary health care reforms of the early 1990s, and has since worked across all levels of the health system to evaluate and advise on strategic and program performance. Linda’s doctoral research examined the impact of government funding on non-profit, faith-based international development organizations and she retains a research interest in global health and development. Other research interests include health equity and access, palliative and end of life care, and the social determinants of health. Linda is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.
Bill Cope is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He and Mary Kalantzis are also directors of Common Ground Research Networks, a not-for-profit organization developing and applying new publishing technologies. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, cultural and linguistic diversity, and new technologies of representation and communication. His and Kalantzis’ recent research has focused on the development of digital writing and assessment technologies, with the support of a number of major grants from the US Department of Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The result has been the Scholar multimodal writing and assessment environment.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.