Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plans – Online Workshop 4: Systems level change


THU 11 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.

The National Asthma Council Australia CEO, Siobhan Brophy will bring together the fact-finding and workshop outcomes through a systems perspective. Participants will be asked to provide input on what inhibits or promotes uptake of WAAPs and what the National Asthma Council Australia, and others, could do to affect the changes needed.

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Ms Siobhan Brophy
Ms Siobhan Brophy, BOptom, GradCertArts(Comms), GAICD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Asthma Council Australia. As CEO, she leads a small yet dynamic organisation that is the nation’s trusted expert in asthma, working to build Australia’s capabilities in helping people with asthma to breathe well.

Siobhan was previously the Strategy & Communications Manager with the Asthma Council. During her decade in that role, she oversaw revitalisation of the Australian Asthma Handbook (the national treatment guidelines for asthma) and led development of the National Asthma Strategy (the country’s blueprint for tackling asthma). She is a health communications professional with a primary care foundation as a community optometrist.

Bringing together her clinical background and communications experience, she has a strong commitment to evidence-based medicine, patient-centred care and improving health literacy.

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.