Queers in Science : Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Queer scientists talking about areas of imminent interest

During Midsumma, Queers in Science is presenting a lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Victoria. This year’s lectures series will talk about timely topics such as Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of environmental pollution.

Queers In Science is an Australian initiative aiming to build community and improve support for LGBTQIA+ people working in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) in Australia.

Speaker 1 - A Retirement Postponed by a Virus
Michael J Toole
Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Toole has more than 45 years of experience working in the health sector in 40 low and middle income countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific. He is a medical epidemiologist and public health physician, with expertise in maternal and child health, including nutrition; communicable disease control, including HIV prevention and care; health security; sexual and reproductive health; and public health in conflict-affected and refugee populations.

He is currently the technical adviser to the Know-C19 Knowledge Hub and senior nutrition adviser at the Burnet Institute. Between 1995 and 2012, he was the Head of the Institute’s Centre for International Health, providing technical and management leadership to this 150-person unit based in both Melbourne and a number of overseas offices supporting a range of community health research and development projects in the Asia-Pacific region and Southern Africa.

Speaker 2 - TBC

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WHEN Wed 21 Apr 6:30pm


FULL $12.00
CONC $10.00
MEMBER $8.00 - Museum Member
ONLINE $5.00 - Livestreamed - Webinar


Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St, Carlton

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86, 96 to stop 11

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