Meet Dr Shane Kavanagh



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La Trobe University

Research Fellow

Please describe your role in one or two sentences … as a researcher, I work with my colleagues to gain an understanding of the resources and social structures that allow communities to take control of their health.

The most challenging part is … dealing with multiple bodies of knowledge, from epidemiology and economics to sociology and anthropology, but this is also the best part!

I’m interested in the work of the Prevention Centre because … it is doing valuable work and it means I get to spend time with lots of super knowledgeable people and be constantly learning.

At work I am always learning that … I don’t know enough.

Before my current position, my most memorable role was … working at a factory exporting live crayfish.

When I’m not working, I most enjoy … surfing.

The talent I would most like to have is … to read quickly.

My favourite holiday is … one that doesn’t go to plan – in a good way.