Productive day! Worked on a presentation on youth research; finalised an ethics application for a forthcoming study; and had a great meeting learning about programs that enhance outcomes for vulnerable groups. 👍🏽 Now reflecting on my day in a cafe and planning the next steps. 👟
I'm at a facilitation course today! I've been facilitating meetings, workshops, training and other activities for over a decade professionally but there is always new techniques and theories to learn. The material so far has been really interesting and useful. For example, ideas for activities to get ownership of the purpose for a meeting and how to encourage experts to think about problems and solutions from a perspective that is unfamiliar. Specifically, to facilitate a group that thinks about the world through numbers and concrete examples to consider their biases and complex social dynamics. I'm having fun and have lots to consider. Afternoon session coming up now!
As long as poverty and inequality persist in our world... For the past week, people who are homeless have occupied one of Sydney's most famous sites, Martin Place, to protest lack of secure, affordable housing.
14 year old Elijah Doughty was killed by a White man who only received 3 years backdated to his arrest. We cannot allow this nation to continue killing Indigenous people with impunity. The protest yesterday in Sydney highlighted that non-Indigenous Australians have to step up to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so we can collectively end these injustices. #JusticeForElijah
I did an interview yesterday on the social science and ethics of colonisation of Mars and other planets. I also discussed what we need to think about from an equity and diversity perspective to enhance the future of science. We have a responsibility to fix our beautiful Earth and make science inclusive of Indigenous people and other communities of colour. The podcast, Making New Worlds, will air sometime in the near future.
Sociologists break down the various elements of health care in order to improve social policies. 1/ Economic: this includes financial and other resources needed to maintain a minimum level of healthcare. This might encompass having access to networks that will determine the best available care for individuals in particular locations. 2/ Legal & Political: This includes social policies that must take into consideration socio-economic factors of care for different groups at the individual, community, state and federal levels. 3/ Emotional: This includes the psychological and personal wellbeing of people who require health care. Read more via the link in our bio!