Profiles

The Prevention Centre is a collaboration of investigators, partners, research fellows and staff. Here we meet just a few of our staff and collaborators, learning about their work and lives.

Jo Mitchell

Dr Jo Mitchell’s interest in food and nutrition and a healthy lifestyle was fostered by osmosis during her childhood on Sydney’s northern beaches.

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Steven Allender

An early life in rural Victoria shaped a sense of community and the need to work together with what was at hand to find solutions to problems for Professor Steve Allender.

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Danielle Currie

For Ottawa-born Danielle Currie, a stint in South Africa when she was a child fostered an early fascination with the environment and science.

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Jacqueline Davison

Jacqui Davison didn’t realise it at the time but growing up in Alice Springs in the 1970s and 80s instilled in her a deep sense of social justice, living as she did on unceded Arrernte land.

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Simone Sherriff

Simone Sherriff, a Wotjobaluk woman, Aboriginal health researcher and PhD candidate, has lived experience in how genuine long-term engagement can transform an Aboriginal community’s attitudes towards research.

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Melanie Pescud

A move to Canberra from her home town of Perth was the catalyst for Melanie Pescud’s interest in systems thinking – a way of seeing the world that has extended beyond her career.

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Meron Lewis

PhD candidate Meron Lewis came to dietetics as a mature age student. Now she's working to identify policy actions to improve nutrition in low socioeconomic groups

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Michelle Irving

After a varied career spanning health promotion, clinical guideline implementation and knowledge translation, Dr Irving brings a wealth of experience to her role as Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow at the Prevention Centre.

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