NICM HRI Seminar 2020: Physical activity and mental health in contexts of mass displacement: lessons from the Rohingya refugee crises

Event Name NICM HRI Seminar 2020: Physical activity and mental health in contexts of mass displacement: lessons from the Rohingya refugee crises
Start Date 10 Sep 2020 12:00 pm

NICM Health Research Institute presents Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum, Scienta Fellow, NHMRC Research Fellow at the School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; External Fellow at the Black Dog Institute; National Director at Exercise and Sports Science Australia; and Vice President at the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Join guest seminar speaker, Associate Professor Rosenbaum as he discusses physical activity and mental health in context of mass displacement, examining lessons from the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

An expert in the role of exercise in the prevention and management of various mental health disorders, with a specific focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Associate Professor Rosenbaum has worked with and advised emergency services, youths, veterans and refugees in Australia and overseas, including the International Organization for Migration, United Nations Migration, Bangladesh. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed publications and has co-edited a textbook.


Associate Professor Rosenbaum’s presentation will exploring the under-utilised potential of sport as a mental health strategy specifically within refugee communities.

Join us online for this informative presentation, followed by Q&A session.

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Event details

WHEN: Thursday 10 September 2020
TIME: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
VENUE: Zoom webinar
COST: Free and open to all
RSVP: Registration for this webinar closed at 12pm AEST, Monday 7 September