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Sharon Clifford is a Research Fellow and Project Manager with the Monash University Health Economics Group, currently managing a 5-year NHMRC project aiming to develop the knowledge and tools to successfully implement strategies for tackling loneliness and social isolation to improve chronic disease management in Australia. Since 2015 Sharon has  managed a number of research projects and trials with the Department of General Practice and Department of Psychiatry at Monash University.  With training in public health, psychology and community development, she is passionate about alleviating loneliness and social isolation and improving health in the community. Most of her past project work has a qualitative or mixed method design and has centred around improving health services and service access for consumers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, Master of Public Health


Award Date: 14 Sept 2023

Research area keywords

  • loneliness
  • Social isolation
  • Chronic disease

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