Dr Jaya Dantas is currently Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academic Board, Dean International in Curtin University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and a Professor in their School of Population Health.
Since 2018 she has led the faculty global positioning portfolio and previously held the Director of Graduate Research role. In her 34-year career, she has worked in India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Australia, received a National Award for University Teaching, is President of Australian Graduate Women, and has been a delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN.
Professor Dantas leads a program of research in refugee and migrant health, teaches in the MPH program and is an experienced PhD supervisor. Having held leadership roles, she has a multidimensional lens on teaching, research, leadership, values, and gender.
During the COVID pandemic, she has been mapping the pandemic from a global perspective and has been a media commentator with a focus on health equity, vulnerable populations and vaccine equity. She will share her thoughts on COVID impacts on vulnerable populations from a global perspective.
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