Gender Matters: Designing health promotion approaches to engage men

Thursday, 3 May 2018

During April 2018, The University of Newcastle (UON) was delighted to welcome visiting Fellow Dr Joan Bottorff, Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia.

Celebrating 40 years of medicine at UON, the Faculty of Health and Medicine hosted Dr Bottorff, who explored potential research opportunities with the University of British Colombia, as well as presented her work on the development of gender-sensitive and gender-specific health promotion programs.

Dr Joan L. Bottorff
Dr Joan L. Bottorff, University of British Columbia - Gender Matters: Designing health promotion approaches to engage men

Dr Bottorff’s work focuses on understanding and incorporating men's preferences for and interest in health and wellness topics and activities, to ensure men are successfully engaged in health promotion programs.

Dr Bottorff is a co-investigator on research teams developing new approaches to promote men’s health, support lifestyle change across diverse groups and contexts, and support rural palliative caregivers.

Her research also focuses on novel interventions to strengthen tobacco reduction among women and men, and enhancing cancer prevention initiatives by targeting other health behaviours. She teaches courses in research methods, nursing theory and nursing education.

Dr Joan Bottorff's presentation on opportunities and approaches for supporting men’s health through tailored health promotion programs, as well as her insight on men’s responses to these initiatives was presented at HMRI on Friday April 20th 2018. The slides and video of the presentation can be accessed here.

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