Congress Workshops


The below workshops are official workshops held as part of the Population Health Congress 2022. The workshops are hosted by various Organisations/Universities.

Congress workshops are included in all face-to-face registration types. Congress workshops will not be available to virtual delegates.

Day 2 – Thursday 23 September 2022 - 7:30am – 8:45am


(LIVE – F2F Only)


CANCELLED - WORKSHOP 1 - Racism and Public health: Adopting health justice and anti-racist approaches to public health research, policy and practice


Hosted by: Queensland University of Technology & Australian National University


Facilitated by: Associate Professor Lisa Whop, Professor Chelsea Watego, Dr David Singh (QUT), Helena Kajlich & George Newhouse


WORKSHOP 2 - Addressing methodological issues to improve the evidence on socioeconomic inequities in health


Hosted by: University of Sydney, School of Public Health


Facilitated by: Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani & Dr Anita van Zwieten

During this interactive workshop, we will discuss some important current issues in social epidemiology, including:


  • Key issues in the measurement of socioeconomic indicators such as education

  • Using causal diagrams to select covariates that address confounding while avoiding overadjustment

  • Applying the life course approach to research on socioeconomic inequities in health

  • Reconsidering our questions, answers, communication and advocacy to accelerate progress on health inequities


Each topic will start with a brief talk about the content to spark ideas, followed by mutual exchange of knowledge and experience and shared discussion and activities. This workshop will be an opportunity to meet others in the field.

WORKSHOP 3 - Commercial Determinants of Health Watch-strategies to monitor corporate practice


Hosted by: The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and University of Melbourne


Facilitated by: Emma Saleeba (VicHealth)

Commercial actors from many industries including alcohol, tobacco, gambling and ultra-processed foods are linked to non-communicable diseases and health inequities. To improve population health and health equity, it is important for public health researchers and organisations to understand commercial practices and to collaborate on strategies to address the commercial determinants of health (CDoH).

In this interactive workshop, presenters will share learnings about researching and monitoring corporate practices, including marketing, lobbying, political donations, revolving door, harm minimization and others. The workshop will use small and large groups to discuss possibilities for future projects and collaborations, as well as opportunities to disseminate this information to support public health advocacy.

Please come along with questions, ideas and creative thinking!

Workshop agenda:

7:35-7:50 - Short presentations of monitoring projects

Jenn Lacy-Nichols: lobbyist registers

Katherine Cullerton: Ministerial diaries

Kathryn Backholer: AI tools for digital marketing

7:50-8:10 - Small group discussion to document data sources, methods, domains worked on (e.g., alcohol, gambling), and research gaps (a template will be provided)

8:10-8:40 - Group discussion of ideas for potential collaborations, new projects, or key gaps

8:40-8:45 - Wrap up, discussion of potential community of practice

Day 3 – Friday 23 September 2022 - 3:30pm – 5:00pm


(LIVE – F2F Only)


WORKSHOP 4 - Ensuring and promoting best practice in health and wellbeing research involving Indigenous and Tribal peoples and communities: A workshop for researchers, reviewers, editors, funders and more


Hosted by: University of New South Wales, Australian National University, Menzies School of Health Research &  University of Queensland


Facilitated By: Dr Kalinda Griffiths, A/Prof Lisa Whop, Prof Joan Cunningham, Dr Abbey Diaz