Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plans – Online Workshop 3: Behavioural change


WED 3 JUL 2019

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST



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As part of Phase II of the National Asthma Council Australia's ‘Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan’ project, you're invited to join clinicians, policy makers and people with asthma to help us shape the future of asthma care in Australia through a series of online workshops.

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes Research Fellow, Dr Amelia Lake will present a case study on changing mindsets, practice and behaviour from a diabetes perspective. Participants will then discuss how we can apply this to asthma and WAAPs, also taking into account the fact-finding results.

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Dr Amelia Lake
Dr Amelia Lake is a Research Fellow at the ACBRD. Amelia joined the Centre in 2013 to manage the Diabetes and Eye Health Project, a Vision 2020 Australia-funded program to promote retinal screening for those at increased risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.  Amelia’s program of PhD research involved the development and evaluation of an evidence-based eye health resource for young adults with type 2 diabetes, one of the key priority populations within the Diabetes and Eye Health project.

Amelia currently leads a qualitative sub-study of the NHMRC-funded GP-OSMOTIC trial, examining the role of retrospective continuous glucose monitoring in adults with type 2 diabetes in primary care. Amelia has considerable experience in the management of research projects, including randomised controlled trials and process evaluations.  Amelia’s principle research interests focus on methods to promote translation and uptake of research findings in preventative health, the self¬-management of chronic conditions and in promoting health behaviour change. Amelia has a special interest in working with consumer and health professional groups to enable translation of evidence-based research into practice.

Maree Davidson AM
Maree Davidson AM runs a social change, communications and strategic planning consultancy.  Building on a background in education, community development, advocacy and social policy she has contributed to many well-known health, social and behaviour change initiatives. These have addressed youth, health, racism, human rights, social inequality, environmental sustainability and economic disadvantage. Maree works throughout Australia and internationally with governments, NGOs and community-based organisations assisting them to plan, implement and review their campaigns, programs and policies.  She also works in the corporate sector providing advice around strategic direction, marketing, issues management and increasingly around how to build effective public private partnerships.

Engaging stakeholders and community in processes around issues where they will be affected directly is an ongoing component of Maree’s work. She believes that establishing a connection with those whose opinions and ideas she is seeking is fundamental to encouraging community members and other stakeholders to willingly and constructively engage with the process. Maree is a Founding Member and Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership, Member of the National Coalition Against Bullying (NCAB), Board Member of Fitted for Work and Director of the Board for the Consumer Policy Research Centre.