King, Dr. Ursula

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Name: Dr. Ursula King
R
esearch Project: Is hunting still healthy? Strengths and limitations in epidemiological tools for understanding dominant discourses in Aboriginal health
Educational level: PhD candidate in Epidemiology and Public Health
University: National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University; Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Academic background: Doctor of Medicine (MD); Diploma of Science in Behavioural Science; Diploma Child Health; PG Diploma of Arts; PG Diploma Rural Medicine; Master of Public Health; MSc (Environmental Science); Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM); Advanced Trainee at the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACR)
Contact information: ursulaking@ausdoctors.net

About the researcher:

With a background in community development, clinical medicine, public health and humanities, I have always had a passion for cross-sector work with a strong social justice, capacity building and partnership focus. Recently appointed as Associate Professor (Rural Health), Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, I also continue my work as a rural emergency physician with a Fellowship from the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine. My research interests are diverse and span ecology and health, socio-cultural determinants of health, art-science collaborations, sustainable, health-promoting design, and law-medicine partnerships. Within these areas I work with transdisciplinary methods for bridging knowledge systems. My current international comparative research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to indigenous environmental health. A corner stone of all my work is engaging with integrated methods to address the challenges of working with complexity and uncertainty in a changing world.