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Tess is a Unit Coordinator and Lecturer for various units in the MPH as well as units in the Bachelor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Tess is also a Research Fellow with the Health and Social Care Unit and has strong qualitative and mixed methods research experience. Tess has more than 20 years experience in local and federal government as well as not-for-profit organisations with expertise in community care, policy, ageing, disability, drug and alcohol, and community development. Tess' research interests are older persons' cultural conceptualisations of loneliness and health, and successful ageing. Tess has been involved in researching health service utilisation, acquired brain injury and family violence, hospital based antibiotic resistance, osteoarthritis and falls, patient experiences of total joint replacement, and student plagiarism. Tess has evaluated complex health service interventions, and collaborated on health literacy, health promotion and social inclusion research projects as well.

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
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Loneliness and Health Status of Chinese and Anglo-Australian Manningham Seniors, Monash University

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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