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Director of Communications & Development

BA (Social Science) LTCM citWA

Elizabeth is Director of Communications & Development, leading a team of professionals who support the Institute in communications, media, fundraising, events, community involvement and marketing.

The team plays a vital role in supporting the researchers in translating the outcomes of their work to broader audiences, including families and policy makers. It also supports the researchers in developing and stewarding relationships with corporates and philanthropist committed to making a difference to child health and wellbeing.

Elizabeth has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist and producer, and has worked with both Channels 7 and 9, and in the State Government's Media Office. She also ran her own consultancy before formally joining the Institute.

In her role, Elizabeth has worked closely with the Institute's Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley in her advocacy for Australia's children and families.

Elizabeth is a member of the Institute Leadership Team and provides counsel to the Director and senior staff on strategic communication and advocacy issues.