Ms Michelle Dickson

Senior Lecturer
Academic Leader (Education)
Program Director- Indigenous Health Promotion

Telephone +61 2 9351 1974
Fax +61 2 9351 5205

Website Indigenous Health Promotion
Sydney School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Michelle Dickson joined the Sydney School of Public Health in 2010. Michelle has been Program Director (Indigenous Health Promotion) since 2013. Michelle has performed the role of Director of Teaching and Learning since 2016 and is currently Academic Leader (Education).

Current research students

Project title Research student
Early life and key predictors of child and adolescent overweight/obesity in urban Aboriginal populations: the development of evidence-based interventions Simone SHERRIFF

Associations

Australian Health Promotion Association (Indigenous Member)

CAPHIA (Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia) - Member

International links

Canada

(University of Toronto) Education and research partnership on Indigenous Health

China

(Jinan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC) Student placements

East Timor

(Ministry of Health’s National Health Institute (INS) and with John Snow International (JSI)) Student placements

Philippines

(Philippines Department of Health) Student placements

Philippines

(UNFPA, Philippines) Student placements

Philippines

(University of the Philippines Manila) Student placements

Philippines

(Zuellig Family Foundation) Student placements

Sri Lanka

(Rajarata University) Teaching, research and student placements

Sri Lanka

(Wayamba University) Teaching, research and student placements

Vietnam

(Woolcock Institute) Student placements

Selected grants

2019

  • Sharing Indigenous knowledge in Public Health: co-delivered online learning; Dickson M, Negin J, Birt A, Merchant J, Angelo C; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Students providing constructive feedback to their peers on assessment tasks; Schlub T, Mathieu E, Dickson M, Hooker L, Kite J, Li M, Manalo G, Teixeira-Pinto A; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2018

  • Canada-Australia Indigenous Public Health Education Collaboration; Dickson M, Negin J, Birt A; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2017

  • Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Partnership Pathways to Better Care and Outcomes for Aboriginal Young People; Craig J, Redman S, Eades S, Banks E, Tong A, Gunasekera H, Dickson M, Williamson A, Howard K, Green S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres of Research Excellence.

2015

  • Flipping knowledge about FASD (Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder): a resource for students in Public Health, Education and Social Work; Dickson M, Thorpe K; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Alumni Snapshots: using digital stories to embed Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health promotion professional content into the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous health promotion; Dickson M, Birch J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Animations for health: using digital media to create health promotion messages in schools with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Public Health and school aged students; Poto A, Dickson M, Birch J; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Dickson, M. (2008). Moving learning from the head to the heart: Teaching and learning indigenous content in applied psychology and social health courses. In Rob Ranzijn, Keith McConnochie and Wendy Nolan (Eds.), Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Effective Teaching and Practice, (pp. 55-63). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journals

  • Macniven, R., Plater, S., Canuto, K., Dickson, M., Gwynn, J., Bauman, A., Richards, J. (2018). The "ripple effect": Health and community perceptions of the Indigenous Marathon Program on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 29(3), 304-313. [More Information]
  • Dickson, M. (2017). Journal conversations: Building the research self-efficacy of an aboriginal early career academic. Qualitative Report, 22(12), 3154-3171.
  • Dickson, M., Manalo, G. (2014). The beyond borders initiative: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and international public health students: engaging partners in cross-cultural learning. Education for Health: change in learning and practice, 27(2), 132-137. [More Information]

Report

  • Dickson, M. (2014). Creating a collaborative learning community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion students - enhancing access, progression and learning in higher education.

2018

  • Macniven, R., Plater, S., Canuto, K., Dickson, M., Gwynn, J., Bauman, A., Richards, J. (2018). The "ripple effect": Health and community perceptions of the Indigenous Marathon Program on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 29(3), 304-313. [More Information]

2017

  • Dickson, M. (2017). Journal conversations: Building the research self-efficacy of an aboriginal early career academic. Qualitative Report, 22(12), 3154-3171.

2014

  • Dickson, M. (2014). Creating a collaborative learning community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion students - enhancing access, progression and learning in higher education.
  • Dickson, M., Manalo, G. (2014). The beyond borders initiative: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and international public health students: engaging partners in cross-cultural learning. Education for Health: change in learning and practice, 27(2), 132-137. [More Information]

2008

  • Dickson, M. (2008). Moving learning from the head to the heart: Teaching and learning indigenous content in applied psychology and social health courses. In Rob Ranzijn, Keith McConnochie and Wendy Nolan (Eds.), Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Effective Teaching and Practice, (pp. 55-63). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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