Andrew Leigh is perhaps best known around Canberra as the Federal Member for Fenner and one of the rising talents of the ALP. But his concerns extend beyond the political grind and the nitty gritty of public policy. For his podcast, The Good Life, Andrew interviews people who have something to say about living a happy, healthy and ethical life.
This Canberra Day Andrew brings The Good Life to Muse as he sits down with palliative care expert Dr Liz Forbat to talk about living, dying and the journey between the two.
Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival)
Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award'. Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled ‘The Good Life’.
Dr Liz Forbat is Professor of Palliative Care and Director of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care. She has an extensive track record in carer research, covering a range of areas including palliative care, psycho-oncology, intellectual disability and dementia. She is also a family psychotherapist, and brings the theories, methods and techniques from her clinical work to her research. Liz has worked clinically in a range of settings including palliative care, forensics, and with refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced torture.