Jan Muhunthan

Ms Muhunthan is a public health law researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, supported by the Prevention Centre and The George Institute for Global Health.

With a background in children’s law and human rights, she is most passionate about using the law to shape healthy, more equitable environments, especially for vulnerable populations. In June 2012, Jan represented Australia at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Review of Australia.

Born in Zimbabwe, Jan has spent much of her life in various parts of Australia and the world. She says her upbringing has inspired her to be a proactive and assertive public health advocate.