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NSW-ACT Committee

Jennifer Evans

Co-President

Jennifer first commenced integrating health promotion strategies into her clinical work as a speech pathologist in the 1980s and has continued throughout her career including her recent roles in food security and child safety roles at Red Cross.

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Julia Dray

Co-President

Dr Julia Dray is an early career researcher having recently completed her PhD thesis on resilience as a potential approach for the prevention of child and adolescent mental health problems.

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Sarah Taki

Vice President

Dr Sarah Taki is a Senior Research Officer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Health Promotion Service, Sydney Local Health District and the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE).

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Li Ming Wen

Treasurer

Li Ming has extensive research experience in the fields of medicine, social science and public health in China and Australia. Since 2000, he has been the Research and Evaluation Manager in the Health Promotion Service of Sydney Local Health District.

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Philayrath Phongsavan

Secretary

Philayrath Phongsavan is Associate Professor in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Collaboration, The University of Sydney.

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James Kite

Committee Member

James is currently Lecturer in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC), School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

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Michelle Dickson

Committee Member

Dr Michelle Dickson is an Australian Aboriginal (Darkinjung/Ngarigo) academic in the Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.

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Chris Rissel

Committee member

Chris Rissel is Director of the NSW Office of Preventive Health and Professor of Public Health with the School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

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Rimante Ronto

Committee member

Dr Rimante Ronto is a Lecturer in Public Health and mixed methods researcher within the Department of Health Systems and Populations at Macquarie University.

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Freya MacMillan

Committee Member

Dr Freya MacMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Interprofessional Health Sciences, based in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University.

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Josephine Chau

Committee Member

Dr Josephine Chau is currently Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University in the Department of Health Systems and Populations. She also has an adjunct affiliation with the Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, the University of Sydney.

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Kate Johnson

Committee Member

Kate has a Bachelor of Science Population Health Degree and a Diploma of Project Management. While completing her diploma, Kate worked on a smoking cessation project targeted at marginalised high school students and university students located within Sydney Local Health District.

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