27 April 2023
Joining the Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) team was an easy decision for Silvia Scheibenbogen as the Senior Principal of Communications and Engagement aligns well with her professional skills and life experience.
Silvia is particularly interested in community and stakeholder engagement in the health sector.
“Everyone is a health consumer at some stage and to some degree, and I love meaningful and creative work that creates a lasting impact across society, providing social and health benefits for our communities,” Silvia said.
Silvia is so passionate about this field that she has pursued professional development, including completing the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate in Engagement.
Silvia has over 20 years of experience in diverse communications roles across government, the private sector and not-for-profits. Before joining HTQ, Silvia worked in the Queensland Government, including at Queensland Health, in various communication roles for more than ten years.
“In Queensland Health, I project-managed several interesting projects and developed and implemented immunisation training courses for clinical and non-clinical roles and a wide range of immunisation resources for diverse audiences,” Silvia said.
“I’m originally from Germany and speak five languages, so I have lived experience of being part of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.”
“The immunisation resources project included extensive consultation with community representatives of a range of ethnic groups, working closely with them to develop and fine-tune resources to promote the importance and benefits of immunisation in more than 30 languages. It was one of the most comprehensive translation projects of any Queensland Health resources.”
“I have extensive experience collaborating with clinicians, educators, researchers, academics, policymakers and health consumers to produce and implement effective health communication products and outcomes. I will put this to good use at HTQ.”
“I look forward to planning and executing strategic communication and engagement activities that promote all the wonderful and impactful work that HTQ does.”
Previously a degree-qualified journalist in Germany, Silvia migrated to Australia in 2005. She loves to travel and experience different cultures, languages, histories, and cuisines and aims to make it overseas at least once a year.
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