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Human rights and state responses during COVID

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ballroom 1


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Ms Kristina Chelberg
PhD Candidate
Australian Centre Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

Dark side of vulnerability in aged care during Covid-19

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

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Kristina Chelberg is a socio-legal researcher exploring intersections of cultural frames with legal structures, particularly in the area of dementia and aged care. Kristina holds Degrees in Law and Science, a Masters in Writing, Editing and Publishing from UQ, and is a final year PhD candidate in the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at QUT. She has published in socio-legal and gerontology journals and presented at international and national conferences. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8836-9686
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Dr Sara Dehm
University of Technology Sydney

The Medical Border, and the Neglect of Refugees during COVID

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM


Dr Sara Dehm is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. Sara’s expertise is in international migration and refugee law, with a focus on the denial of healthcare under Australia’s extraterritorial asylum and immigration detention regimes. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School.
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Dr Kiran Pienaar
Senior Lecturer
Deakin University

Pandemic policing and the construction of publics: An analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns in public housing

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

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Dr Kiran Pienaar is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Deakin University. Her research interests include the sociology of pandemics, and social studies of drugs, gender and the body. Her work seeks to inform health and social policy, particularly in relation to interventions for marginalised communities.

Chair Person

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Dean Murphy
Senior Research Fellow
ARCSHS, La Trobe University

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Ben Riley
Policy and Public Affairs Manager
ASHM Health