Well-being in Remote and Indigenous Communities

The third limb of the Society’s project to identify the preconditions of human well-being will focus on health in remote and Indigenous communities. How do biophysical factors such as nutrition, exercise and childhood exposure to toxins interact with sociological factors such as family upbringing, schooling and societal norms?

For example, does poor diet – difficult to avoid in remote settlements – lead to poor life skills, or does causation run the other way? Which conditions for healthy living are essential and which are derivative? Is it even possible to answer these questions? Come along and contribute to a free discussion that aims to cross silos between expert disciplines, government jurisdictions and professional sectors. See events box on right.