Monthly Archives: February 2014

La Trobe – Swisse update

This issue has attracted considerable media attention. For example: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/academic-quits-over-swisse-deal-with-uni-20140204-31zhl.html http://theconversation.com/academics-back-professor-over-swisse-research-collaboration-22815 http://theconversation.com/quackademic-medicine-coming-soon-to-a-uni-near-you-22810 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/la-trobe-university-insists-on-conditions-in-swisse-deal/story-e6frgcjx-1226818554893 https://www.chf.org.au/pdfs/med/MED–20140206–La-Trobe-Swisse-deal.pdf http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/independence-questioned-in-swisse-research-deal/story-e6frgcjx-1226823907563 http://drjustincoleman.com/2014/02/06/la-trobe-uni-climbs-into-bed-with-swisse-prof-harvey-climbs-out/ More recently: https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2014/5/john-dwyer-complementary-storm http://www.campusreview.com.au/blog/2014/02/harvey-bolts-from-la-trobe-over-pharmaceutical-research-deal/ https://theconversation.com/alternative-medicine-research-must-be-publicly-funded-23293 https://theconversation.com/industry-has-a-role-in-funding-alternative-medicine-research-23418 https://www.mja.com.au/insight/2014/6/john-dwyer-promoting-wellness La Trobe University has published its defence of the deal: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/why-la-trobe-will-take-swisse-money-to-help-fund-research-on-its-products-20140207-32747.html Finally, last year, the Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Resignation as Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University

Today I tendered my resignation as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health because of the recently announced partnership between La Trobe University with Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd. The reasons are outlined in the attached letter.  

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