Adelaide medical researcher and UniSA alumnus, Sebastian Rositano, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship in the 2019 round of the program.
Rositano completed a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at UniSA in 2016, before obtaining a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and has since combined the two perspectives into an interdisciplinary examination of the complex interactions between population-wide policies and individual beliefs and behaviours.
As a Fulbright scholar, Rositano aims to build on previous visiting and intern roles at SAHMRI, where he looked into issues relating to adult and paediatric bullying and sexual assault within South Australia, and the World Health Organization, where he contributed to research into ethics and intersectoral governance.
In the longer term, Rositano is interested in employing psychological insights to reform governance, inform policy, and explore deeper questions across social attitudes, voting activity, ethics and political philosophy, and hopes to better understand how to ethically solve burgeoning challenges across health, justice, education and other social spheres.
UniSA Head of School: Nursing and Midwifery Professor Carol Grech has been appointed to the role of Pro Vice Chancellor: Student Engagement & Equity.
Prof Grech will replace Dr Laura-Anne Bull who has accepted a role as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) at James Cook University.
Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says Prof Grech has excelled as head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery over the past seven years.
“During this time, Carol has displayed a strong commitment to student engagement and equity issues and we welcome the skills and energy she will bring to her new role,” Prof Lloyd says.
Prof Grech’s professional and academic career spans more than 40 years as a critical care nurse, educator, academic and researcher.
She has led a number of initiatives in the School of Nursing and Midwifery to improve the student experience, including the development of an innovative teaching and learning project to create a virtual city where real and virtual worlds are merged to create a unique learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and midwifery students.
“Carol is well published and has been involved in a number of national and international research consultancies,” Prof Lloyd says.
“She is a highly respected leader in higher education and the education and regulation of registered health professionals.”Prof Grech will commence in her new role in late January.