We invite UNSW alumnus and other guest speakers from a range of academic, industry and government sectors to talk about their career paths and to highlight and discuss opportunities in the labour market for students at higher degree research, postgraduate and PhD levels.
The aim of the DISCO seminar is to regularly inspire our students and to enable preparedness for increased competitiveness in the labour market across a range of sectors and career paths.
DISCO is initiated and organised by School of Public Health and Community Medicine's HDR student committee members Ms Buna Bhandari, Mr Poshan Thapa, Dr Mariam Soomro, School Manager Mrs Anil Singh-Prakash and PGC Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng.
Join us at the DISCO!
Guest Speaker: Professor Alta Schutte
Alta (Aletta E.) Schutte is Principal Theme Lead of Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; and Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has extensive experience in working in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease within Africa, but also as part of global projects. She is also Extraordinary Professor at the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) at the North-West University in South Africa where she served as Unit Director of Medical Research Council Extramural Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.
She has a particular interest in the early detection, prevention and treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in low resource settings, and has led several multidisciplinary projects in this field, including biomarker discovery, early vascular aging and polyomics. She has published over 300 papers and is involved in numerous international consortia, such as the Global Burden of Disease study (Washington DC), the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (London), May Measurement Month initiative of the International Society of Hypertension, and is an invited author of the Lancet Commission of Hypertension. She is the Past President of the Southern African Hypertension Society; and President of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).