NICM Health Research Institute presents Professor Jon Wardle, Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Southern Cross University.
Join guest seminar speaker, Professor Jon Wardle, as he presents 'Blending tradition and science in public health.'
Jon Wardle is Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. In addition to clinical qualifications in nursing and naturopathic medicine, he has postgraduate qualifications in public health, law and health economics and holds visiting positions at University of Washington, Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford. Professor Wardle has more than 200 academic publications, serves on the editorial board of multiple international academic journals, leads several World Federation of Public Health Associations and World Health Organization initiatives on integrative medicine.
Evidence-based principles guiding health policy increasingly rely on both scientific methods and longstanding traditions of use. The Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care – updating the Alma-Ata Declaration as the new guiding document for global primary health – supports the active expansion of traditional health practices in meeting global health priorities, requiring health researchers to integrate traditional and scientific perspectives in a critical, rigorous way. This presentation examines the increasing recognition of traditional knowledge in global health, discusses opportunities and challenges this poses for research, and presents a research program attempting to bridge traditional and scientific perspectives to improve health.
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WHEN: Thursday 1 April 2021
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