Biosecurity risk and capability

Biosecurity risk and capability

QLD
Sep 14
Professor Whittaker will analyse the role of biosecurity to prevent, respond, recover and safeguard our environment and health.

Speakers

Prof. Maxine Whittaker MBBS, MPH, PhD, FAFPHM, Dean, Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University

Event overview

The volume of goods and people and their global movement continues to increase. In this environment biosecurity risks are continuously evolving. The Federal Government is investing $15.9 million in strengthening Australia's biosecurity to safeguard our primary production, our environment and people's health.

Professor Maxine Whittaker will provide a briefing on the role of biosecurity to prevent, respond and recover from diseases that threaten Australia's economy and environment.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Prof. Maxine Whittaker MBBS, MPH, PhD, FAFPHM
Dean, Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University

Professor Whittaker is an influential and accomplished public health researcher and has held her current roles for eighteen months. Previous roles include Professor of International and Tropical Health at the University of Queensland, Technical Adviser to the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea and research positions in Bangladesh and Zambia.

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