Scoring health points with games

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Explore some of the creative ways different industries and users are adapting games for some serious health outcomes.

Our expert panel, Speech Pathologist Bronwyn Sutton, Paediatric Surgeon and Director of Burns and Trauma in the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Brisbane, Professor Roy Kimble and QUT PhD candidate Kellie Vella will talk about how games are being used to assist with physical and psychological recovery in children and adults.

An ideal session for people working in health, education, and social welfare sectors looking for inspirational ways to utilise games.

Bronwyn Sutton
B.App.Sc. (Speech Path.), Grad. Dip (FET), MSpEd, MSPA
Bronwyn is a Speech Pathologist and Educator with 25 years’ experience working with children with autism and learning disabilities. She is currently researching the use of iPad technology to support students with autism to interact socially with their peers. Bronwyn is the author of The Learning App Guide to Autism and Education, an online comprehensive, rigorous and professional app guide.

Professor Roy Kimble
Professor Kimble is a Paediatric Surgeon and Director of Burns and Trauma in the Combined Department of Paediatric Surgery, Brisbane. He has been working in the field of paediatric burns and trauma for 25 years in five countries.

He is a board member of Kidsafe Queensland, a committee member of the Queensland Injury Prevention Council, a WHO advisor on Paediatric Burns and medical advisor for St John Ambulance and a Research Leader with the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Kellie Vella
Kellie is a PhD student and research assistant at QUT, currently researching the wellbeing benefits of playing commercial videogames. She has completed Bachelor degrees in Creative Industries (Hon.) and Anthropology, and has worked extensively in community cultural development with the aim of using entertainment and technology to empower disadvantaged young people. 

 

 

This event is part of SLQ’s Garage Gamer program - unleash your passion for play in our games gallery or at workshops, talks, films and more. Check out the full program of events.

 

When:
Wed 6 Mar 2013, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue:
SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library
Cost:
Free
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