Master of Philosophy

Shaun

Shaun Edwards preparing a freshly caught bream in paper bark for cooking. Topsy Creek, Kowanyama 2008.

Shaun
Master of Philosophy


"For my Master of Philosophy in Public Health, I did an empirical study looking at the impact that alcohol has had on my people, the Kokoberrin who reside in Kowanyana, and Normanton Cape York Peninsula.

The introduction of western alcohol and its social recruitment has led to the breakdown of some cultural knowledge.

So I looked at the traditional Kokoberrin structure of health and how cultural strengths could be used (through the development of appropriate interventions) to reverse the negative impact of alcohol."


Maria

Maria
Master of Philosophy 2008


"I grew up in Hong Kong. After I finished a biochemistry degree in Hong Kong, I decided that my future career should be related to health in a broader sense-involving the community.

I took the Master of International Public Health (MIPH) in the University of Sydney in 2006, which my classmates were medical or health professionals from all over the globe-South East Asia, North America, Africa, and local Australians, and they have truly broadened my horizons.

After that I took the M. Phil course from 2007-2008. I was privileged to have written two manuscripts for journal publication with my supervisors before working as a research assistant in the Health Promotion Unit of the Sydney South West Area Health Service."


Sharon

Sharon
Master of Philosophy candidate
Fulbright Scholarship winner 2008


“My research explores pharmacist and dispensers experiences in the provision of services to paediatric patients in two remote communities in North Queensland.

In the future I’d like to be involved with the Quality Use of Medicine (QUM) project in a community in north Queensland and also ensuring skill transfer to up-and-coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.”