Dr Christina Heris

Research Fellow

Dr Christina Heris has finished working with the Prevention Centre.

Christina Heris was awarded a Prevention Centre scholarship to complete her PhD through Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute and Monash University, leaving her Research Manager role at the Australian Government Department of Health where she worked on national health communication programs including the National Tobacco Campaign.

In 2018 Christina transferred to the Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit at the Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health.

Christina’s PhD project sought to understand what influences smoking initiation for young Aboriginal people and the opportunities for prevention and was submitted in March 2020.

Christina continues to work as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the areas of tobacco control and Indigenous health and provides communications support to Centre for Research Excellence REACH while also teaching at Monash University in the fields of health communication and health policy.