CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Helping people to recover mentally after a disaster 

Rockhampton people are welcome at a FREE talk about helping people to recover mentally after a disaster, as part of CQUniversity's Research Unplugged series.

Professor Kevin Ronan will discuss Managing the psychological and social response to a disaster, in a presentation from 6pm-7pm on Thursday December 8 at Rockhampton's Criterion Hotel (Parker's Function Room). Finger foods will be provided.

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Professor Kevin Ronan

RSVPs are encouraged before December 2 via Dr Jim Douglas at  j.douglas@cqu.edu.au or 4923 2184.

Professor Ronan will describe how people typically recover. He'll explain important factors that put people at increased risk for problems, as well as those that protect people from future problems.

He will focus on provision of help from the immediate aftermath of a disaster through to long-term recovery periods, including assistance and interventions available for those who are mildly, moderately or severely impacted.

Research Unplugged is presented by CQUniversity's Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR). Professor Ronan is Director of IHSSR's Centre for Longitudinal and Preventative Health Research.