Seminar: Current issues in the spread and control of tuberculosis around the world

AHRCentre Project Director Jed Horner will be presenting, along with Dr Gabrielle Scandurra and Jane Carroll, at a free seminar this Friday, 20 March, from 9am to 10am - on TB amongst migrants in NSW, current TB research in Australia, and the ethics of isolation in TB. 

Jed Horner, UNSW

Jed is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and a project director for the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales. His PhD project examines the materialisation and negotiation of the immigrant tuberculosis ‘threat’ in Sydney, New South Wales, drawing on social epidemiology, critical legal studies and political theory. His broader research interests include the health and wellbeing of marginalised communities, including national and sexual minorities.

Dr Gabriella Scandurra, Centenary Institute

Gabriella is a PhD graduate from the University of Sydney. She spent over 5 years at AgResearch in Welllington, NZ where she worked on developing a better vaccine for M. paratuberculosis and understanding bovine macrophage responses to M. paratuberculosis infection. Whilst in NZ, Gabriella developed a new molecular based diagnostic test for Johne’s disease and identified potential vaccine strains for the disease. Gabriella is now the executive officer of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control: from discovery to public health practice and policy and has a real passion for making a positive difference in the world-wide challenge of tuberculosis.

Jane Carroll, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

Jane completed her honours at the Brain Dynamics Centre at Westmead and completed her MBBS at the University of Sydney. After working as a Panel Physician with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Jane has developed a particular interest in the way that tuberculosis is managed in migrants and those in immigration detention. In 2009 Jane was appointed a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth. In 2014, she completed her Master of Bioethics at Monash University, and is currently working towards her PhD with VELiM and the NHMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research Excellence (TB-CRE). She is researching the ethics of the management of tuberculosis in Australia.

To register for this event, please click here.
The event will be held at: 
WOOLCOCK INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
LEVEL 5, 431 GLEBE POINT ROAD, SYDNEY
9AM - 10AM, Friday 20 March 2015
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE SEMINAR