WE ARE THE WH&Y COMMISSION

 

We are a group of young Australians from different backgrounds, and vastly different lived experiences, who are changing the way young people’s health is researched and delivered in our country.

 

Together with WH&Y researchers, we have established a platform that supports the meaningful engagement of young people in health research, and channels that research into better policy, better services and better professional practice.



WE INVESTIGATE

young people’s health priorities to help set the agenda for youth health in Australia

WE COMMUNICATE

to get the message out to young people AND to decision-makers

WE COLLABORATE

with professionals so their research is informed by youth perspectives

WE ADVOCATE

using research and our own lived experiences to drive decisions in policy and service delivery




Meet the Commissioners



Jessie Whan

WH&Y Commissioner

Grace McGowan

WH&Y Commissioner
Disability advocacy
Mental health
Chronic illness

Emily Morrison

WH&Y Commissioner
Chronic illness
CALD health
Rural health

Sahibjot Kaur

WH&Y Commissioner

Peter Lin

WH&Y Commissioner
Adolescent health
Mental health
Sexual health
Transition to adult care
LGBTQIA+

Jason Ton

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Youth homelessness
Adolescent literacy

Sina Yousofi

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Women’s rights
Refugee rights
Adolescent health

Dominique R

WH&Y Commissioner
Young carers
Youth homelessness
Mental health

Jane Choi

WH&Y Commissioner

Harpreet Dhillon

WH&Y Commissioner

Jessica Nguyen

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Adolescent rights

Lisa Truong

WH&Y Commissioner

Anhaar Kareem

WH&Y Commissioner
CALD health
Adolescent health

Kezia Suryaputra

WH&Y Commissioner

Jenon Sean Castro

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
LGBTQIA+
Research

Jahin Tanvir

WH&Y Commissioner

John Lewis

WH&Y Commissioner
Men's health
Technology
Sustainability

Gerard-Lachlan Abadines

WH&Y Commissioner

Bethlehem Mekonnen

WH&Y Commissioner
Intersectionality
CALD health
Youth-led services

Ayriane de Luna

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Co-design
Research
Community strategies
Technology

Thanh Luong

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Shahida Haydari

WH&Y Commissioner

Sharanya Ganguly

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Social Media Marketing
Physical Wellbeing

Deborah Manandi

WH&Y Commissioner
Research
Health equity
Quality improvement

Jennifer Nguyen

WH&Y Commissioner
Mental health
Urban Planning
Healthier cities
LGBTQIA+

Jialu Meng

WH&Y Commissioner

Aish Naidu

Project Officer

Mali Dillon

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Finn Stannard

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Cameron James

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Eliseus Feng

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Leando Chan

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Rose Lewis

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Keshini Vijayan

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

Lauren Barrientos

WH&Y Commissioner (Alumna)

MEET US ALL