HEIA(Q) 2018 State conference: Home economics, mindful practice and planetary health
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane on Saturday 18 August 2018
Draft program coming soon.
About the keynote speakers
Rob’s focus is simply to encourage people to take a brief time out in their busy lives to consider their most important asset – themselves. And to get you thinking about sustainable actions that you can do so you have a long and high quality life. We can’t look after other people unless we look after ourselves first and that’s why his presentation is called “It’s All About You”. Rob Edwards, has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Anatomy & Physiology. He has been a company director for 20 years in the health and well-being industry where he designed and delivered staff development programs for hundreds organisations. Prior to that he worked for five years in a cardiac rehabilitation program where he wrote the internationally distributed book “Better Blood Pressure”. He has diverse experience working with people at all levels of business, cardiac patients, young offenders, elite athletes and remote island communities. Rob also manages the Its Time Foundation that he established in 2007 – that replaces diesel power with solar in remote island schools.
Adam Ferrier is the founder of THINKERBELL, an agency that creates ‘measured magic’. Adam is one of the leading consumer psychologists in Australia, a brand strategist and an authority on Behavioural Economics. He’s also the author of “The Advertising Effect” and part of The Australian Creatives’ ‘Power 20’; A regular on the Gruen Transfer and featured on The Project, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC Radio. The creator of the idea behind the WARC World Innovation prize (2013), and winner of the rare Cannes Gold Lion and Gold Effie double, Adam has won at all of the world major advertising shows. Adam also created the successful board game ‘The Analyst’ (translated into four languages). Adam Ferrier doesn’t just think outside the square – he’s blown the square up. A unstoppable force in the Australian advertising landscape, Adam was previously a co-owner of Cummins & Partners – Mumbrella Agency of the Year and a founder of Naked Communications. Adam hands delegates the keys to sky rocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change – through cognitive behavioural psychology and a deep understanding of behavioural economics. Adam also sits on the boards of social giving company Good Thnx, and social influencing company TRIBE.
Boyd Swinburn is Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Alfred Deakin Professor with the Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University, Melbourne. He is also Co-Chair of World Obesity Policy & Prevention section (formerly International Obesity Task Force). He trained as an endocrinologist and has conducted research in metabolic, clinical and public health aspects of obesity. His major research interests are centred on community and policy actions to prevent childhood and adolescent obesity, and reduce, what he has coined, ‘obesogenic’ environments. He is currently leading an initiative (www.informas.org) to monitor and benchmark food environments internationally. He has over 350 publications related to obesity, established WHO’s first Collaborating Centre on Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in 2003, led two Lancet Series on Obesity and co-chairs the Lancet Commission on Obesity. He has been an advisor on many government committees, WHO Consultations, and large scientific studies internationally.
Conference management enquiries:
PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia
T. +61 7 3848 2100