Digital media and the prevention & mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance

Join us for our first roundtable for 2022!

Digital media are increasingly important in healthcare and, since the COVID-19 pandemic, have gained additional impetus. Digital health can serve consumers and practitioners with information and advice and be harnessed for communications and education. Consumers can shape digital media and establish sites for support, action and the generation of new insights into healthcare. Online consults and scripts are also increasingly common, with direct implications for antimicrobial use in community settings. In addition, digital media have been used to promote awareness of AMR and to assess the impact of public communications. In this roundtable, leading experts examine digital health in the post-COVID-19 context and the related opportunities for strengthening action on AMR.

SPEAKERS

Deborah Lupton is SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia. Her research is interdisciplinary, spanning sociology, communication and cultural studies. She is located in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre, leading both the Vitalities Lab and the UNSW Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Social Science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen.

Kath Albury is Professor of Media and Communication at Swinburne University of Technology, and an ARC Future Fellow (2022-2026). She is an Associate Investigator in the Swinburne Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADMS), and co-leads the Digital Inclusion Program in Swinburne's Social Innovation Research Institute (SIRI).

General enquiries: CentreImpactAMR-SSNAMR@monash.edu

This event is presented by the Social Science Network in AMR in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

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