The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Event Details

Flinders University Engagement Seminar

Thursday, 19th of December 2013 (12:30 – 14:30) @ The Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUI Galway

Pascale DettwillerPascale Dettwiller Associate Professor and Director at the Katherine Campus of the Rural Clinical School Campus of the Flinders University NT Medical Program, Katherine, Northern Territory Australia, will offer a CKI Seminar entitled From ‘Community Engagement: improving student experience within the communities, how can Universities be innovative?'

Chaired by Lorraine McIlrath, CKI Coordinator, Pascale will offer a 30 minute presentation on her community engagement work in the Katherine region followed by a group discussion and brainstorm in the Space, Áras na Mac Léinn at NUI Galway. The purpose of this seminar will be to look at other models of community engagement and to grow our work within the Galway community and nationally through higher education in Ireland. Further information can be obtained from Lorraine McIlrath ( or 091 495234). To reserve a place please email Irín Ní Chualáin on

Pascale Dettwiller holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble (France) and several Bachelor and Diploma awards in Teaching, Business, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She has held Senior Clinical Pharmacist positions in regional health centres in New Caledonia, Tasmania and Victoria. Pascale has vast experience in teaching and mentoring of pharmacy, medical and nursing students in Tasmania, Victoria and Northern Territory, especially in rural medical schools and health practices.

She is a member of 12 professional societies and the Chair elect of Human Ethics at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Her major area of research is in medication management and safety, drug usage evaluation and education around medication and adherence. She is a relentless advocate for inter-professional practice and has recently been very successful with a speech pathology student led school clinic implementation in Katherine on the Broken Hill model.