Chelsea Brown

Senior Consultant

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Chelsea has strong research, epidemiology and data analysis skills, which have been developed through her tertiary and post graduate studies. She has recently completed a Master of Public Health within the Epidemiology and Biostatistics stream at the University of Melbourne.

Her Masters research within the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group of Melbourne University investigated household transmission of respiratory illness in Melbourne.

Chelsea completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) at Swinburne University in 2007, with majors in Psychology and Italian. Her honours thesis explored the impact of personality and coping styles on individual well-being in veterinary shift-workers. During her undergraduate studies Chelsea was employed as an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist and integration aid for children with autism. This work was complimented by a volunteer position she held as a telephone counsellor with Lifeline Melbourne. Chelsea has gained valuable knowledge and skills pertaining to childhood developmental disorders, mental illness, suicide prevention, bereavement counselling, conflict management and effective communication.

Previously Chelsea worked within the veterinary industry for over 17 years, predominantly in emergency and critical care, where she developed excellent interpersonal skills including: effective communication, conflict management and resolution skills, managing and mentoring staff, counselling and time management skills. In 2009 Chelsea combined her interest in public health and her experience in the veterinary field by participating in health promotion work in India coordinating and delivering classroom and community education, health promotion and providing anti-rabies and animal birth control clinical services.

Since joining AHA, Chelsea has utilised her research, analysis, writing, communication and administrative skills to provide support for a range of evaluation projects. Chelsea is currently working on several AHA evaluation projects, including:

  • Evaluation of the Find and Connect Service (DSS). Find and Connect is an Australian government initiative designed to address the emotional and mental pain suffered by Child Migrants and Forgotten Australians.
  • Evaluation of the South Western Melbourne Medicare Local In-reach pilot. Pilot of a Primary Care Support Team for Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) in Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Wyndham Vale to support South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML).
  • Evaluation of the Tasmanian Health Assistance Package (DoH) – Innovating Care in Emergency Departments. The Tasmanian Health Assistance Package is an Australian Government initiative to improve the Tasmanian health system in a broad range of areas including reducing pressure on hospital Emergency Departments.
  • Evaluation of the National Suicide Prevention Program – Minimum Data Set (DoH). The National Suicide Prevention Program (NSPP), funded by the Australian government, is dedicated to both population wide and targeted suicide prevention activities. The evaluation includes 47 national and local projects directly aimed at reducing suicide that are funded by the NSPP.
Chelsea has strong research, epidemiology and data analysis skills, and has a Master of Public Health within the Epidemiology and Biostatistics stream at the University of Melbourne