CQU Chiro Lecturer to represent Pacific region in international committee

20 July 2022

CQUniversity Head of Course for Chiropractic Dawn Dane has been named a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic's new Public Health Committee' which prides itself on global diversity.

World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is an international' non-governmental organisation whose members are the national associations of over 90 countries in seven world regions. It is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization and is the global authority for matters related to the chiropractic profession.

The Public Health Committee consists of 11 members who each represent seven world regions and is focused on promoting public health initiatives within the profession.

Ms Dane' who represents the Pacific region which includes Australia' Fiji' Guam' New Caledonia' New Zealand' Papua New Guinea' and Tahiti' said her new role will involve promoting WFC public health campaigns to chiropractors.

"I was really pleased to be selected for this committee. It's an honour to represent the Pacific region'" Ms Dane expressed.

"One of the things we focus on at CQU chiropractic is community engagement and educating not only our patients but also the public about healthy choices.

"As part of an international public health committee' I hope to have wider reaching positive impacts on everyday health decisions by the general public and also help to equip chiropractors with useful information for their patients and communities."

WFC's campaign is focused on promoting physical activity for greater health. Ms Dane said she is looking forward to being part of this campaign and the opportunities that will arise.

"During this experience' we will be responsible for helping to develop and deliver international public health campaigns which is new to me'" Ms Dane explained.

"I am also looking forward to expanding my professional network and building new relationships with my fellow committee members."

Since commencing with CQU in 2016' Ms Dane has served as a board and committee member at national levels within the profession.

"These previous experiences likely helped me with my successful appointment to this role'" she said.

"My teaching within the chiropractic course involves elements of health promotion and public health' which also likely helped to strengthen my application."

For more information about CQU's Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)' visit www.cqu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-science-chiropractic