Rare Disease Day Special Public Lecture - Bridging health and social care
25 February 2019
Building 131, Garran Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Hosted by The John Curtin School of Medical Research
Join us for this special public lecture, bringing together special guest speakers from The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Medical School and the Research School of Population Health. Professor Cook, Associate Professor Phillips and Dr Bourke will share their work and discoveries focusing on the clinical, care and policy aspects of rare diseases.
Professor Matthew Cook is a Professor of Medicine at ANU, Director of Immunology at The Canberra Hospital. He is a clinician-scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in investigating immune deficiency and autoimmunity pathogenesis.
Associate Professor Christine Phillips is a clinician academic who has worked for twenty years with marginalised populations, with special interests in management of complex and multimorbid conditions. She has higher qualifications in anthropology and public health, and is the Chair of Social Foundations of Medicine at the ANU Medical School.
Dr Siobhan Bourke is a Research Fellow in Health Economics in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy in the School of Population Health at ANU. Her research has mainly focused on health economic evaluation and orphan drug policy in the UK. She completed her PhD in health economics on “The Economics of Orphan Drugs” at Bangor University in 2018.