Head of Gender and Women's, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Lead Investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council
Professor Kavanagh is the Head of Gender and Women’s, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne. She is Lead Investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council, Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health.
Her research aim is to understand how health is shaped by social and economic circumstances including housing, employment and working conditions, where people live as well as gender and gender relations.
Anne’s research focusses on identifying how social and health policy can improve the health of children and adults with disability. She leads a large group of researchers and students working in this area. Her research is funded by competitive grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council.
Anne’s research is informed by her own experiences of disability, as someone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and a parent of a child with a severe disability. She strives for her research to ‘make a difference’ in the lives of people with disability and their families.
She has won numerous awards for research innovation and translation and leadership.