Regarded as one of Australia's most
innovative tertiary institutions and one of the Asia-Pacific region's most
influential universities, Griffith prepares future leaders for tomorrow's
Since opening its doors in 1971, Griffith
has pioneered many innovations - offering Australia's first environmental
science and Asian studies degrees, and being the first Australian business
school to sign the United Nations principles of responsible management
education to name a few.
Harry Harding from Ipswich, Australia
graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied
Linguistics. Harding works as a television and radio host at Guangdong Radio
and Television where he hosts seven shows including news programmes, talk shows
and documentary series. As host of Face Time, Harding has interviewed people
from all walks of life, from CEOs to high-ranking government officials; from
performers and celebrities to local farmers in Guangdong Province.
Throughout his time in China, Harding has
won a number of awards for his work in the media industry including First Prize
for the National China News Award, presented by the China National Journalist
Association, the highest recognition from the central government for those
working in the media industry in China and was the first Australian to win such
an award. Harding was also the first foreigner in China to be awarded First
Prize for the Guangdong Provincial News Award for Excellence, awarded by the
Guangdong Provincial News Association.
Harding has also utilized social media to
reach a larger audience with his videos amassing views of over 100 million in
China. Harding is also the co-president of ACYPI's Guangzhou Chapter.
Upon returning from Australia, I was
promoted to Director of the Guangdong Maternal and Child Hospital's Women’s
Health Care Department and has since led teams actively addressing key areas of
sexual and reproductive health: maternal mortality reduction, adolescent
health, menopause health. I has also played a leadership role to the WCH
profession through national and international publications, and has served
various professional bodies relevant to women’s health, e.g. Chairperson of
Women Health Branch of Guangdong Health Association and the Medical Association
of STD & AIDS Prevention and Control.
a background in medicine, I also has a good theoretical grounding in public
health. I demonstrated skills in research design and field operation through 1)
building maternal health workforce capacity to better serve the health needs of
poor rural women, 2) conducting innovative research to facilitate prevention of
mother to child HIVAIDS syphilis and hepatitis B transmission; 3) assessing and
analysing health service quality to improve breast and cervical cancer
prevention and control, and 4) directing the Guangdong Provincial Women and
Children Hospital’s women’s healthcare department and leading a medical team to
develop capacity to offer appropriate care throughout women’s reproductive
cycle. In 2017, I awarded Guangdong women and children development prize during
2011 and 2015.
The Asia-Pacific Region increasingly faces
health security threats, from severe infectious disease outbreaks to
environmental and climate-change related disasters. In this context, Wenjun Ma
emerged as an important leader who nurtures a team to conduct timely research
that address priority global health challenges and mobilise local teams to
effectively manage risks. More importantly, he leads his team to conduct
translational research, rendering complex scientific findings into locally
useable strategies and policies, to improve people’s lives and well-being and
to address the health needs of poor, vulnerable populations.
Ma has an impressive track record: a highly
competitive leadership fellowship to study at Griffith University in 2008, over
200 journal papers, speaker at the 19th UN Climate Change Conference, numerous grants,
chairmanship on ten influential professional associations and three medical
journal editorial boards. In 2010, he established the Guangdong Public Health
Institute. In merely six years, he has built a team of 78 researchers,
published 235 articles, and won over 170 project grants to tackle priority
environment and health issues affecting China.
With a masters and PhD from Griffith
University, Ma is an exceptional alumnus and has facilitated the
China-Australia partnership through establishing a Griffith-Guangdong Joint
Centre for Environment and Health.