The Health Geography Study Group Workshop is fast approaching and we want to finalise the numbers for catering and travel at the end of this week so this is a reminder to register for the Health Geography Study Group (HGSG) one day workshop prior to the IAG Conference in Adelaide, 28 June 2016 at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Building, North Terrace, Adelaide. This is an opportunity to meet with other researchers and person interested in health geography. The presentations focus on subjects that are important to health geographers, access to and new developments from the ABS and data linkage and geocoding and a presentation on Health Geography in America and an opportunity for attendees to talk about their work or seek ideas or develop collaboration, network and help develop the plan to expand and develop health geography. There is no cost and we are helping students and ECRs with travel assistance. So please support the group and lets continue the momentum from last year’s workshop. The IAG sessions have expanded to 16 papers and three sessions. With your support we can continue to develop.




Neil, Lukar and Ori  


All welcome – no charge


Link to register for the workshop


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The workshop Program


9.00:                                  Welcome – Aim of Workshop - Housekeeping

9.20 – 9.50                       Australian Bureau of Statistics, Geospatial Solutions

9.50 – 10.30                    SA-NT Data Linkage

10.30 – 10.45                  Discussion - Questions

10.45 – 11.10                  Morning Tea

11.10 – 12.00                  Keynote: Dr Amber Pearson, Health Geography in America

12.00 – 12.30                  HGSG short presentations

12.30-1.30                       Lunch

1.30 – 3.00                       HGSG short presentations

3.00 – 3.25                       Afternoon Tea

3.25 – 4.00                       HGSG short presentations

4.00 – 4.30                       Discussion of HGSG strategic Directions

·         Plan for next year (workshop/possible IMGS attendees)

o   Seek Brisbane rep

·         What members want from HGSG

·         Open discussion

4.30                                    HGSG Annual General Meeting


6.30                                    Dinner (venue TBC)



Please send the program and registration link to others in your networks


Any question please email


Many thanks


Neil, Lukar and Ori



Dr Neil Coffee

Deputy Head - Spatial Epidemiology and Evaluation Research Group

Senior Research Fellow

School of Health Sciences |Centre for Population Health Research

Sansom Institute for Health Research |University of South Australia

Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001

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Dr Lukar Thornton

Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences


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Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125

+61 3 92445029

Twitter: @lukar_t

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Dr Ori Gudes

Post doctoral research fellow

Department of Spatial Sciences 

Curtin University

GPO Box U 1987 | Perth WA 6845
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