SCHEMA Seminar: “Systems Thinking as a Tool for Public Health Research and Practice”

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•06•13    10:30 - 12:00
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur

    The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) will host a public seminar on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. SCHEMA (“Systems Thinking and Place-Based Methods for Healthier Malaysian Cities”) alumni will present their work in Malaysia and the UK on systems thinking for health.

    Brochure available here.

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    Seminar 1: Place matters in systems thinking to improve public health
    Dr. Yi Gong, Research Fellow, Cardiff University Sustainable Places Research Institute and School of Medicine

    Dr. Gong’s research focuses on relationships between environment and human health. As a health and environmental geographer, she integrates knowledge across disciplines, exploring ways to develop a better understanding of (1) the interplay of social, economic and environmental factors in relation to human health, (2) the impact of place-making (especially transport options and green space) on health outcomes, and (3) resilience and social vulnerability in relation to natural hazards and climate-related disasters.

    Seminar 2: Systems thinking in designing research: Exploring the connections between food and health
    Esther Sinirisan Chong, Analyst, The Penang Institute in KL

    Ms. Chong, born and raised in the Land Below the Wind (Sabah, East Malaysia), trained in International and Strategic Studies and History at University Malaya. Her research interests lie in the history and heritage of East Malaysia, town history, education and government policy. Currently, her main research focuses on government policies linked to food sustainability. She also contributes regularly to various English and Chinese language newspapers, writing on topics that range from socio-cultural to environmental and public policy issues.

  • SCHEMA seminar flyer Yi and Esther 060618

    (186.2 KB PDF)

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.

    +603-9171-5394
    iigh-info@unu.edu

  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-info@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu

    Additional Information:

    1. Logistical information
      We have very limited parking spaces at our building, being located within the HUKM hospital grounds. You are encouraged to take public transport i.e. by LRT (alight at either Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, or Bandar Tasik Selatan stations) or MRT (alight at Taman Midah station) and take a taxi/Uber to our building (about 10 minutes’ drive).
      If you drive, please park at the nearby paid parking lots, either opposite the entrance of HUKM or within the HUKM grounds.
      In case you need assistance with directions, please call our reception: 603-9171 5394.
    2. Dressing
      We encourage smart casual dressing. You may wish to bring a piece of warm clothing/shawl, as the room may be rather cold at times.