B.A. University of Canterbury, NZ. 1969
MHP. UNSW Sydney, 1981
PhD. Western Sydney University, 2000
I have long experience as a practitioner, service director, teacher, research and advisor in health promotion, with a particular emphasis on reducing inequities in health in the population - and on contributing to the achievement of population health equity. I have had extensive experience in the review and revision of national public health policies and strategies, and have contributed to expanding the evidence base informing health promotion theory and practice. I have also had extensive experience in identifying health infrastructure and capacity necessary to design and deliver effective public health interventions. And I in collaboration with AIDA and UNSW colleagues I contributed to the conduct of Health Impact Assessments of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in 2010. I obtained my PhD at Western Sydney University in 2020, using a critical realist approach to investigate reasons for the persistence of inequities in the average life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.
Postgraduate Teacher of the Year, University of Sydney, 1998
Fellow, Australian Health Promotion Association, 2000
Ray James Memorial Award - for excellence and innovation in health promotion research published in the HPJA in the previous year. (M. Wise, P. Harris, B. Harris-Roxas, E. Harris), 2010.
2011-12. Harris E., Baum, F., Furler, J., Wise, M., Lawless, A., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, P., Dennis, S. The impact of a Rapid Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment (EFHIA) on local planning for after hours care to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute. $149,000
2011-12. Wise, M., Harris, E., Angus, S. National appraisal of CQI initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait primary health care. The Lowitja Institute. $120,000