ARCSHS 25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series

ARCSHS 25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series

The 50th anniversary of La Trobe University coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS).

ARCSHS was established at La Trobe University in 1993 as one of three research centres funded by an initiative of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation to increase health research capacity in Victoria. In the past 25 years, ARCSHS (originally, the Centre for the Study for Sexually Transmissible Diseases – renamed in 1998) has become the leading social research centre in Australia on sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships. It is also a national research centre in HIV/AIDS, blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections funded under the Commonwealth government’s five national strategies in these fields. ARCSHS has twice been awarded a score of 5 in the Excellence of Research in Australia assessment processes.

With La Trobe’s 50th and ARCSHS’s 25th anniversaries coinciding, ARCSHS will host a Distinguished Lecture Series designed to promote the academic leadership and intellectual achievements of ARCSHS and La Trobe in its fields of research.

ARCSHS will host a series lectures from eminent academics from Australia and abroad whose presentations will focus on the wider context of the social issues and complex problems into which ARCSHS’s research fits.

In 2017, the ARCSHS Distinguished Lecture Series will feature:

  • Dr Purnima Mane, formally of UNAIDS and UNFPA, and recently retired President and CEO of Pathfinder International (February);
  • Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia’s most internationally known and cited sociologist (March);
  • Professor Emerita Susan Kippax, former Director of the National Centre in HIV Social Research at UNSW;
  • Professor Cathy Waldby, Director, ANU Research School of Social Sciences;
  • Professor Lenore Manderson, University of Witwatersrand and Brown University, and former Federation Fellow at Monash; and
  • Scientia Professor Peter Aggleton, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW and Adjunct Professor at ARCSHS.

Event details

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