Newspaper Icon27 March 2018: Seminar - Partnerships between Universities and NGOs: a win-win

Tuesday 27 March 2018,  12.30-1.30pm
Function Hall 730-220, University of Auckland School of Population Health 
(261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes)
Presented by Nicki Jackson  Executive Director Alcohol Healthwatch

Our efforts to address ‘wicked problems’ in society demand a collaborative approach within and across sectors. Partnerships between Universities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can build mutual support, energy, capacity and create a stronger voice for change. University researchers can benefit from an enhanced understanding of policy and practice, witness the exciting translation of their research to immediate
advocacy efforts, and can learn valuable communication and advocacy skills. NGOs also benefit widely, particularly in relation to policy and advocacy-focused research, an expanded coalition for taking action, enhanced credibility as well as strategic direction (in the midst of continuous urgent demands on NGOs). This presentation will provide the case for increased collaboration and partnerships with NGOs, using alcohol policy as a recent example.

About the speaker:
Nicki Jackson is the Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch. She completed her PhD at the University of Auckland in 2016, examining the role of the socio-economic, physical and social neighbourhood environment in adolescent alcohol use. She has extensive ex-perience in alcohol policy, regulatory and health promotion aspects of alcohol-harm
reduction, and a strong academic background in teaching health promotion.

The seminar is held in the Function Room within the School of Population Health building which is immediately on the right through the main gate 1 at 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes; there is a free visitor car park just inside the main gate.
This seminar is hosted by the School of Population Health and is free to attend. It is useful to have an indication of numbers attending, please RSVP to
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