Cindy has a strong interest in the prevention of diseases and the promotion of health and wellbeing through the social determinants of health.
Since joining AHA, Cindy has worked on a number of projects and has provided both administrative and project support for the evaluation team. Recent examples include:
- Review of PBS Pharmaceuticals in Hospitals
- Evaluation of the Forced Adoption Support Services
- Evaluation of the Connected Beginnings Program.
Cindy completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine degree at the University of Melbourne in 2014, with a major in pathology. During this time, she also developed her quantitative research skills as a research student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
She subsequently completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2016. Cindy specialised in health policy and health promotion, and has a good understanding of the Australian health care system. She has a strong interest in obesity and diabetes and how these are influenced by our cities and food system.
Some of Cindy’s key achievements include:
- Producing a background report that collated local evidence about the issue of food security within the City of Moreland. This background report contributed to the endorsement of the Moreland Food System Strategy in May 2017
- Contributing to the marketing and event management of the Diabetes Expo 2017, through a Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry internship with Diabetes Victoria.
- Her appointment as Chief Operations Officer (2015 – 2016) of a not-for-profit organisation, Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement (CHASE).