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Committees

Members of the Environment and Health Advocacy Committee

A list of all current members is available in the PDF below. The role of this Committee will be to progress the advocacy targets generated at the Environment and Health Forum held in 2009. These recommendations can be found here.  Regular updates about the outcomes of this committee will be posted on the PHAIWA website. For additional information please contact Dr Melissa Stoneham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Strategic Plan

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the PHAIWA Strategic Plan 2011 - 2013

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PHAIWA staff

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Professor Mike Daube, Director
Mike Daube is Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth. Before moving to Curtin in 2005 he was Director General of Health for WA and Chair of the National Public Health Partnership. He is President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH) and Co-Chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol.

Mike can be contacted through Nikki George, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 9078

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Dr Melissa Stoneham, Deputy Director
Melissa has over 20 years experience in public health. Melissa oversees all of PHAIWA's key projects but has a special interest in environment and health and the local government sector.

To contact Melissa, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 9082 or 0421 113 580

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Nikki George; PA/Administrator
Nikki is PA to the Director and Administrator to the whole of PHAIWA. Having joined PHAIWA in September 2011, Nikki previously worked on combined projects with Curtin University and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

To contact Nikki email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 9078 (Work days Tuesday to Friday)

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Sunni Wilson, Project Officer
Sunni is the Project Co-ordinator for The Western Australian Indigenous Storybook, publishes the PHAIWA newsletter and assists with the MediaWatch and JournalWatch services.

To contact Sunni email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 2344     (Not in the office Wednesdays)

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Rochelle Tobin, Project Officer
Rochelle Tobin was awarded the Australian Health Promotion Association scholarship to work with PHAIWA and Diabetes WA to reduce soft drink consumption in remote Aboriginal communities. Rochelle also assists with the MediaWatch and JournalWatch services.

To contact Rochelle email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 1775 (work days Monday to Wednesday)

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Emily O'Connell, Project Officer
Emily coordinates the Capacity Building & Professional Development Program which includes the advocacy mentoring program and opportunities for metropolitan and regional professionals to improve their skills, knowledge and ability to achieve effective advocacy. She also assists with the MediaWatch, E-news and JournalWatch services.

To contact Emily email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 1544

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Jelena Maticevic, Project Officer
Jelena coordinates the Tobacco Control Grants Scheme that aims to facilitate and support local governments and other relevant organisations to control the use of tobacco products in communities. She also assists with the MediaWatch and JournalWatch services.

To contact Jelena email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 9266 2489 (work days Tuesday and Thursday)

 

 

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Liz Bakowski
Liz is currently studying 'Preventive Health' at the University of Notre Dame. She is assisting with the Children's Environment & Health Local Government Report Card Project and the MediaWatch service.

To contact Liz email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone (08) 9266 2092        (Work days Monday and Friday)

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Jodie Goodman, Project Officer
Jodie has been working with PHAIWA intermittently for the past 3 years. Currently Jodie’s role is to develop some of PHAIWA’s resources and assist with generating peer reviewed journal articles. In the past, Jodie has been involved in the Aboriginal Smoking Project and the trachoma project.

To contact Jodie email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

PHAIWA also work closely with the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth

To contact the McCusker Centre, please see their website:
http://www.mcaay.org.au/contact-us.html

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Partners and Funders

PHAIWA works collaboratively with our partner organisations when developing public health advocacy strategies. Partner organisations provide unique insight into relevant public health issues and are an important connection to the wider health community. The combined expertise of our partner agencies also provides specialist knowledge in key priority areas.

The major funders and the founding partners of the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia are listed below.

Click on the links to each organisation for more information

 

Partner Organisations:

logo1 Healthway The Health Promotion Foundation of Western Australia
department logo Government of Western Australia
logo13 Nature Play WA
logo12 The Cancer Council WA
logo9 The Heart Foundation WA
logo8 Diabetes WA
logo11 The Australian Medical Association, WA Branch
logo10 The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
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Academic Partners:

logo7 Curtin University of Technology
logo6 The University of Western Australia
logo4 Murdoch University
logo3 Edith Cowan University
logo5 The University of Notre Dame Australia

 

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About Us

The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAIWA) promotes develops and supports public health advocacy in Western Australia.


PHAIWA was established in April 2008. PHAIWA is an independent public health voice based within Curtin University, with a range of funding partners. The institute aims to raise the public profile and understanding of public health, develop local networks and create a statewide umbrella organisation capable of influencing public health policy and political agendas.

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