Keynote Speakers

Prof Danielle Mazza

Professor Danielle Mazza is the Head of the Department of General Practice at Monash University and a nationally and internationally recognised leader in implementation research and knowledge translation in the general practice setting. She has made significant, sustained and ongoing contributions to advance general practice and primary health care in Australia in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health and as a proponent of evidence-based quality improvement through guideline development and implementation. She leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care (SPHERE), which aims to improve the quality, safety, and capacity of primary health care services to achieve better outcomes in women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Presentation title: Achieving impact on policy and practice


A/Prof Matire Harwood


University of Auckland and Papakura Marae Health Clinic

Matire (MBChB, PhD) is a hauora Māori academic in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at Auckland University’s medical school and a GP at Papakura Marae Health Clinic in South Auckland. In 2017 she was awarded the L’Oréal UNESCO New Zealand ‘For Women In Science Fellowship’ for research in Indigenous health and in 2019 she received the Health Research Council’s Te Tohu Rapuora award for leadership in research to improve Māori health.

She is a member of the Steering Group for the establishment of the Māori Health Authority; Co-Chair for the Prime Minister’s Chief Scientist’s Project for 2021 – Antimicrobial Resistance; and Board Member for Applause charity. Previous governance roles have included board membership for Waitematā District Health Board, the Health Research Council and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Māori Medical Practitioners Association).

Presentation title: Engaging Māori communities to support research excellence


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