Dr Sarah Hanieh - Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

Dr Sarah Hanieh - Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

Location: 
Seminar Room 2
Start Time: 
Thu, 22/08/2019 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Thu, 22/08/2019 - 1:00pm

​Malnutrition in Aboriginal Australia - beyond a medical problem

​Special seminar hosted by Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha

Dr Sarah Hanieh is an NHMRC Research Fellow in the Global Health Group at the Peter Doherty Institute for Immunity and Infection. Sarah trained as a paediatric infectious diseases physician and has worked in maternal and child health for over 20 years in a clinical, research and policy capacity with a number of non-governmental, academic and other international institutions including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization. She has previously spent time working in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, South America, Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah was awarded both the Chancellors Prize and Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis and received a four-year NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. She was recently selected to take part in the largest all woman expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership, strategic and science initiative for women in STEMM. Her current research focuses on identifying strategies to prevent child undernutrition in resource-constrained settings. Sarah will talk about her recent work in child nutrition in a remote Australian Aboriginal community (with a focus on gut health), and also discuss the concept of ‘nutrition justice’.