Professor SUSAN SAWYER
Professor Susan Sawyer holds the inaugural Chair of Adolescent Health in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, is Director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and a research fellow at the Murdoch Children’s research Institute. She is president of the International Association of Adolescent Health.
Susan’s research interests include universal health coverage for adolescents, including adolescent friendly models of care for adolescents and young adults. She has played a major role in the development of the field of adolescent health nationally, and is increasingly involved in global adolescent health. She has provided technical assistance to WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank, co-led two recent series on Adolescent Health for the Lancet (2007, 2012), was a commissioner on the Lancet’s ‘Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being’ in 2016, and a member of the Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, a collaboration between academics from various leading universities and young people, in close association with the UN agencies.
Susan brings high level skills in research, training and international adolescent health to this CRE and will play a role in translation in relation to national and international health, primarily in Stream 3.