Prof Alison Hutton

Dip. Ap (Sci) RN BN Paeds Cert Mn PhD FACN

Professor of Nursing, University of Newcastle

Professor Hutton has extensive experience in education and research. Her work revolves around young people, health promotion and harm reduction. Professor Hutton has established credible research into strategies to provide safe and supportive environments for young people during youth events which is important to promote community safety. Youth events including outdoor music festivals, and Schoolies comprise a significant proportion of all mass gatherings in Australia each year. Her research has shown that a combination of strategies such as dry zones, on-site first aid, supportive volunteer presence, free water and pastoral care can support young people to party safely and reduce hospitalisations.

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