Psychology

Psychology of war; psychological effects of war and conflict

Neuroscience and social change: are we rational beings? Prof Fred Mendelsohn, 2009

Neuroscience and social change: are we rational beings? was the title of the talk given by Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO, at the MAPW Annual National Council dinner on 20 August 2009.

Australian veterans' mental health: MAPW list of references, 2009

A list of key academic references, available on-line, relating to the mental health of Australian Defence Forces veterans. Compiled by MAPW student member Raymun Ghumann in May 2009.

Dr Daniele Viliunas

Position within MAPW: 
Coordinator, Queensland Branch
Contact: 

qld [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MD
Current field of medicine: 

Psychiatry

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Viliunas plays an active role in MAPW's international work with IPPNW
Background: 

Dr Viliunas has taught at both secondary and post-graduate level, in Arts, Science, Environmental and Psychological Medicine; performed regular medical segments on radio and television; served on the Psychologists Board of Queensland, consulted to the Medical Board of Queensland, and provided mentoring and professional supervision. These experiences have all facilitated her appreciation of the subtlety and potency of legitimate authority and its capacity to influence in education and change. Dr. Viliunas' work has been in indigenous and trans-cultural medicine, psychiatry, specialist psychotherapy and medical ethics. Very different personal and cultural understandings of the interplay of heart, mind, spirit, society and place are everywhere. Yet the universality of human experience remains a fundamental motivator in her work with MAPW.

Dr Anne Noonan

Position within MAPW: 
Co-Coordinator of MAPW in New South Wales
Contact: 

nsw [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; MD; MA
Current field of medicine: 

Psychiatry, including in remote Indigenous communities in Central Australia

Special areas of interest: 
The connection between human rights and health; conflict resolution in Australia and our region.
Background: 

Long term member of MAPW. Interested in facilitating the ongoing relationship with orther peace organisations such as WILPFi and CPACSi at Sydney University. Speaks Italian and French.

 

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