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Not a Spectator Sport: public health advocacy and the commercial determinants of health

Date: 27 September 2017
Venue: 1 Wimpole Street, Westminster, London, W1G 0AE

Advocacy is core business for those seeking to improve public health.

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) has the pleasure of hosting the DARE lecture by Mike Daube, Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, who has been leading key public health campaigns in Australia and internationally for more than four decades. As a campaigner championing public health issues with eye-catching stunts and spin, Prof Daube has raised the profile of public health to a wider audience.

Public health advocacy is vital to prioritising public interest over corporate and other vested interests, especially at a time when misinformation is proliferating.

In his lecture Prof Daube will provide insights into the nature and role of advocacy, what and where are the major obstacles, and what should be the role of public health organisations locally and internationally.

Among many other tips and insights about dealing with government, media and other interests, Prof Daube will cover topics such as the historical background in the UK and internationally, the way public health advocacy has developed, and what approaches professionals in public health can now consider.

So don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet and learn from such a passionate public health advocate while he is visiting the UK!

To register and pay please click here

The lecture is part of the FPH Award Ceremony from 6pm to 10pm. Cost: £50

Programme for the evening:

  • 6pm: Arrive & networking
  • 6.30-7.30pm: DARE lecture
  • 7.30pm: Hot fork buffet
  • 8-9.30pm:  Membership Award Ceremony
  • 9.30pm: Networking
  • 10pm: Event close

DARE Lecture background and regulations