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Rebecca Patrick is a lecturer in the area of public health and health promotion within the School of Health & Social Development. She has a strong practice background in: community, women’s and youth health; violence prevention; program planning and evaluation; capacity building for health promotion; and corporate health. She is currently undertaking her PhD in relation to ‘health promotion practice in the context of climate change’. More recently she has developed and delivered training resources in the area of environmental sustainability and health.
Unit Chair, HSH201 Planning & Evaluation 1
Unit Chair, HSH303 Public Health / Health Promotion Practicum
Co-chair, HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health
Rebecca has three broad research interests. Social health and welfare research issues including family violence and women’s health, child support and welfare policy. The scholarship of tertiary education including experiential learning, reflective practice and work integrated learning. Her current research spans the topics of: health-related education for sustainability; climate change, social vulnerability and health; and health promotion and climate change.
2010 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching & Learning
2010 Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching & Learning.
2010 School of Health & Social Development Research Commendation
Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability
Climate Action Network Australia
Australian Health Promotion Association (VicBranch)
NiCHE Nature & Health Research Group, Deakin University.
Patrick, Rebecca, Noy, Sue and Capetola Teresa (2011) Health Promotion and Sustainability: Towards a healthy and sustainable future, Research Report for Department of Health and Sustainability Victoria and endorsed by AHPA, PHAA, Climate & Health Alliance.
Nuttman, Sonia, Patrick, Rebecca, Capetola, Teresa, Noy, Sue and Freeman, Laura (2010) Education For Sustainability: A cross-faculty, interdisciplinary curriculum development initiative, Research & Project Report for Deakin University Strategic Teaching and Learning Grants.
Patrick, Rebecca, Capetola Teresa, Nuttman Sonia (2009) Population Health & Climate Change; Professional Development CD and workshop. Professional development program developed and implemented for Australian Health Promotion Australia (VicBranch).
AASHEE, Campus Initiatives to Catalize a Just and Sustainable World, Denver Colarado, 2010
Australian Health Promotion Associations, Walking the Talk Together: Partnerships for Health Promotion, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability, 9th International Conference for ACTS, North Ryde, Australia
WACE/ACEN, Asia Pacific conference on Work Integrated Learning, Manly, Australia, 2009
Population Health Congress, A Global World, Brisbane, Australia, 2008