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Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track on Gender and Quality of Life

Named for an ISQOLS leader and pioneer in the advancement of adolescent quality of life research, contributions made to the “Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track” will permanently endow a track on the “Gender and Quality of Life” to be held as part of each ISQOLS international conference program. This track will include as least two sessions consisting of three or more participants whose research activities overlap with the purpose of this endowment.

Only the income earned from this Fund will be used to support the endowed track.

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Elizabeth Eckermann professor of medical sociology with Deakin University (Australia), is a consultant for the World Health Organization and an editor of Health Promotion International. She was vice president of development on the board of directors of the International Society for Quality of-Life Studies and was made a distinguished research fellow of the society (2006). She was a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; in 2007 she won the Zonta International Outstanding Achievement Award for commitment to the advancement of women’s health in Lao PDR. Her current field research focuses on quality-of-life indicators in Lao PDR and Sabah, Malaysia. Her research grants and publications cover quality-of-life indicators, gender and well-being, maternal health, gender-based violence, and health promotion including the book, Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life: An International Perspective (2014); “Living Alone and Living Together: Their Significance for Wellbeing,” Global Handbook of Quality of Life (2015); “Elizabeth (Liz) Eckermann: A Pioneer in Gendered Understandings of Quality of Life,” Applied Research in Quality of Life (2015); and “From Health Impact Assessment to Quality of Life Impact Assessment,” Health Promotion International (2013). E-mail:liz.eckermann@deakin.edu.au