Introduction to Public Health is a foundation, introductory text addressing the principles and practice of public health. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text defines the discipline of public health, the nature and scope of public health activity and the challenges that face public health in the 21st century. Designed for undergraduate health science and nursing students, the text helps readers with their understanding of the nature and scope of public health and the challenges facing the field into the future.
Professor Mary Louise Fleming is Public Health Consultant and Board Director, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 30 years' experience in teaching and research in higher education, in public health and health promotion. Her research experience is in: action research; process, impact and outcome evaluation in health promotion; and public health intervention design, development and implementation. Mary Louise has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization and for Commonwealth and state health departments, and has sat on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) public health project grant review panels. She is a member of the Board of Wesley Medical Research and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service in Queensland. She is widely published in the area of health promotion and public health. Her current role recognises the need for innovative solutions to the health-care system of the future, and working with the health care system to realise gains in efficiency and effectiveness while
focused on the patient at the centre of care.
Parker, Elizabeth Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland..
Elizabeth Parker is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. She has teaching and research experience in public health and health promotion in Australia, and was formerly a senior manager in the Department of Public Health, Toronto, Canada. She is co-author, with Professor Mary Louise Fleming, of the book Health promotion: principles and practice in the Australian context. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.
Correa-Velez, Ignacio Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. Co-CEO (Impact and Innovation), Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT), Brisbane, Australia..
Ignacio Correa-Velez is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. He has a background in general practice, family medicine and public health. He teaches public health practice, chronic conditions prevention and management, and refugee/migrant health. Ignacio's research interests include refugee health and settlement, health inequities, broad determinants of health, human rights, and
global health. From February 2019, Ignacio will join the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) as co-CEO (Impact and Innovation).