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NCIRS Seminar/Webinar for providers: Monday 18 Feb 2019 – Conversations with vaccine-hesitant parents: how the new SKAI website can help

What do you say to parents who aren’t sure vaccines are safe for their children?

Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation (SKAI) can help. The SKAI website for parents contains information about every vaccine included on the NIP schedule for children, and the diseases they protect children from. It answers the questions parents ask, in an easily interpreted and accessible format.

Register now to hear about how SKAI was created from years of research with providers and parents and see a live demonstration of how you can use the SKAI websites during your conversations with parents and carers.

Be one of the first to have access to the new SKAI parent website. All registrants will be sent links to the live website for parents on the day of the seminar/webinar and will also be updated on future developments when the provider website and eLearning module tools become available.  

Time: Monday 18 February 2019, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (AEDT)
Location: Kids Research Seminar Room, 178 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW
The session will also available via zoom webinar.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND (for catering please)




Dr Nina BerryDr Nina Berry, PhD DipArts(Phil) BA/BEd(Hons1)
Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Public Health

Nina Berry is a child health and nutrition social scientist with a particular interest in finding ways to support parents to protect their children’s health. Her research aims at improving children's health and nutritional status by improving health communication and supporting parents to raise healthy children. Nina’s PhD applied a social marketing framework informed by applied philosophy (ethics) to investigate the influence of the marketing of toddler milks on parents’ attitudes and beliefs about infant feeding in Australia. In addition to working on the SKAI Project, Nina works with the South Asian Infant Feeding Research Network to identify and test effective strategies for improving mothers’ and children’s health and nutrition in the Asia Pacific Region.

Dr Penny HaoraDr Penny Haora, RM, MPH, PhD, PGCL&T(HE), FHEA
Research Fellow, Social Science, NCIRS

Penny joined NCIRS in 2017, having previously worked with many multidisciplinary research/evaluation/clinical and community-based teams in the UK, Canberra, Sydney and diverse settings in the Asia Pacific.  Her interests are broadly in the area of maternal, newborn and child health; more specifically, capacity building with primary and maternity care providers, reducing inequalities, Realist synthesis and evaluation approaches, and organisational cultures/learning.  Penny’s PhD research was primarily policy-oriented social research on the ‘Birthing Transition’ in Thailand. In 2004-5 Penny managed the technical aspects of establishing and operating primary Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan.  She has contributed to the development, implementation and trialling of innovative approaches in higher education and health services, having also undertaken consultancies/contracts for various bodies including UNFPA and (formerly) AusAID.