Leading researcher in Loneliness and health, Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, spent two weeks as a Visiting Professor at the Social Connectedness Lab. During her visit, Professor Holt-Lunstad presented a public lecture on Loneliness and Health which was co-sponsored by the Australian Red Cross and Iverson Health Innovation Institute, Swinburne University of Technology. Professor Holt-Lunstad also dropped into the ABC 774 studios for a chat with Jon Faine on The Conversation Hound recorded an upcoming segment for Ask the Doctor. She met with the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness and held a round table event about the implications of loneliness on our physical and mental health, as well as discussions about future avenues to combat loneliness.
Join us at Loneliness: a 21st century challenge, a public lecture by visiting Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad as she delves into the issues surrounding loneliness, how it affects us and what we as a society can do about it.
Dr. Michelle Lim spoke with John Stanley and Garry Linnell on their Breakfast show – you can replay it online now.
John and Garry talk to Dr Michelle Lim, lecturer and clinical psychologist from Swinburne University’s Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre.
We are thrilled that so many scientists with an interest in loneliness are willing to contribute their expertise to the work of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness. We are planning to make more appointments and conduct the first meeting of the SAC in the near future.
Thank you to all the scientists who are volunteering their time as founding members of the SAC. We appreciate your contribution. Meet them and see more details on our Scientific Advisory Committee page.