Nicholas Catchlove Lecture 2019

6 June 2019

Presented by the Charles Perkins Centre.

The 2019 Nicholas Catchlove lecture focuses on the burden and determinants of chronic disease in Indigenous Australians.

Keynote Speaker
Deputy Director and Program Leader, Aboriginal Research
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, are critical drivers of premature mortality, and the 10 year life expectancy differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Cardiovascular mortality occurs between 5-10 times the rate in Indigenous Australians under the age of 50, and Type 2 diabetes occurs in up to 50% of Indigenous people over 50. The reasons for such stark disparities are incompletely understood.
 
Professor Brown will discuss how his programme at SAHMRI seeks to elucidate the factors driving disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk, disease and mortality, and develop interventions that improve the management and prevention of chronic disease among Indigenous Australians. Their programme interests focus on (i) exploring the determinants of adverse outcomes using longitudinal cohorts, (ii) examining the inter-relationships between atherosclerosis, diabetes and psychosocial stress in high risk, disadvantaged communities, (iii) identifying biopsychosocial markers, causative mechanisms and targets for interventions, (iv) deploying novel interventions to alter premature cardiovascular disease and diabetes trajectories and (iv) translating these findings into direct policy and practice.
 
Despite the inherent challenges, the study of health, resilience and disease among Indigenous Australians offers critical windows of understanding into the rising epidemic of non-communicable diseases. 

Professor Brown is an Aboriginal medical doctor and researcher with extensive experience in Aboriginal health research in rural and remote communities. He is an Honorary Senior Principle Research Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Where:

    Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

    Charles Perkins Centre (D17)

    The University of Sydney 

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  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Charles Perkins Centre

    info.perkins@sydney.edu.au 

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Nicholas Catchlove Lecture 2019

Where

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

Charles Perkins Centre (D17)

The University of Sydney 

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When

6 June 2019


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