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Community Engagement Consultant and Advisor

Anne joined Telethon Kids Institute in 2004 as the Consumer Advocate, where she developed and implemented an internationally recognised joint program with the University of Western Australia's School of Population Health to increase consumer and community involvement in health research.

Anne is now the Manager of Community Engagement at Telethon Kids. She was previously Head of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network where she established a Strategic Framework and Program of Work for consumer and community involvement across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations, including Telethon Kids.

Anne is a senior consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia and former Chair of Health Consumers Council WA. She currently serves on several key state and national health committees.

Anne previously worked for WA Health where she established the role of Parent Advocate at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

Anne was made an Honorary Life Member of the Health Consumers Council WA in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding service to the organisation. In January 2015, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to community health through consumer advocacy roles and strategic policy research and development.