Staff listing

The School of Health and Social Development is a large and diverse school, with staff that specialise across allied health, inclusion, disability, environment and social work. 

The school’s staff is composed of professors, lecturers, professional staff and honorary appointments.


School Executive

Head of School and Head, Epidemiology Unit, CPHR
Professor Catherine Bennett

Acting Assistant to Head of School
Kim Williamson

Director Centre for Population Health Research and Head, Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit, CPHR
Professor Tony LaMontagne

School Executive Officer
Kim Jackson

Associate Head Of School, Teaching and Learning
Assoc. Prof. Lisa Hanna

Associate Head of School, Research
Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos

Discipline Lead, Health and Chair of Disability and Social Inclusion
Professor Susan Balandin

Discipline Lead, Social Work
Professor Beth Crisp

Discipline Lead, Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin

HDR Co-ordinator
Associate Professor Samantha Thomas

Head, Health Economics unit, CPHR
Professor Marj Moodie

Head, Global Obesity Centre, CPHR
Professor Steven Allender

Head, Health Systems Unit, CPHR
Professor Richard Osborne

School Research Manager
Petra Van Nieuwenhoven

Chairs

name
Chair in Health and Human Services Economics
Alfred Deakin Professor Rob Carter
Chair in Health and Social Exclusion 
Professor Ann Taket
Chair in Public Health
Professor Richard Osborne

Professors

Name
Professor in Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health
Professor Anna Peeters
Professor
Professor Steven Allender

Associate Professors

Name
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Dr Christopher Stevenson            
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Elizabeth Hoban
Associate Professor of Disability and Inclusion
Associate Professor Erin Wilson
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin
Associate Professor of Mental Health
Associate Professor Jane Edwards
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Professor Jo Williams
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lynne Adamson
Associate Professor of Public Health
Associate Professor Samantha Thomas

Senior Lecturers

Name
Senior Lecturer
Berni Murphy

Senior Lecturer
Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

Senior Lecturer
Dr Danielle Hitch

Senior Lecturer
Helen Larkin

Senior Lecturer
Dr Jan Garrard

Senior Lecturer
Jenny Watts

Senior Lecturer
Dr Lisa Barnett

Senior Lecturer
Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Senior Lecturer
Dr Matthew Dunn

Senior Lecturer
Dr Melissa Graham

Senior Lecturer
Norah Hosken

Senior Lecturer
Dr Patsie Frawley

Senior Lecturer
Dr Russell Shuttleworth

Senior Lecturer
Dr Sophie Goldingay

Lecturers

Associate Lecturers

Name
Associate Lecturer
Dr Elyse Warner
Associate Lecturer
Dr Justin Lawson
Associate Lecturer and Fieldwork Supervisor in Occupational Therapy
Nikki Lyons
Associate Lecturer
Trish Ritchie

Professional staff

name
Team Leader, Curriculum and Student Services
Andrea Nazzari
Administrative Officer
Anna Horn
Student Advisor
Belinda Birchall
Administrative Assistant
Erica Hunt
Administrative Assistant
Grace Goh
Senior Finance and Research Officer
Harindra Hettiarachchi
Professional Placement Officer, Occupational Therapy
Heather Ring
Professional Experience Officer
Jody Laughton
Planning and Strategic Projects Manager
Julie Melican
Administrative Officer
Kelly Barker
Administrative Officer
Mandy Wells
Student Advisor, Occupational Therapy
Maria Smith
Fieldwork Officer, Health
Michelle Howard
Diversity Field Officer
Rebekah Bryant
Administrative Officer, Finance and Research
Shirin Jambhulkar
School Communications and Marketing Officer
Stacie Bobele
Professional Experience Officer (Social Work)
Tara Jarvis-Scott
Administrative Officer
Trish Clark
Administrative Officer, Academic Programs
Zoe (Yin) Fang

Honorary Appointments

Name
Honorary Associate Professor
Mardie Townsend
Honorary Associate Professor
Dr Phillip Swain
Honorary Fellow 
Dr Sarity Dodson