Professor Kate Steinbeck
Kate Steinbeck is an endocrinologist and adolescent physician, Professor and Medical Foundation Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney; and a senior consultant in the Department of Adolescent Medicine at The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She has been involved in the development of multidisciplinary adolescent health services in hospitals for 30 years and played a key role in establishing the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine training program for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Kate’s research includes the effects of puberty hormones on adolescent wellbeing, mood and behaviour; access to healthcare with a focus on marginalised and vulnerable young people; adolescent and young adult obesity; the long-term effects of childhood cancer therapy; and research methodologies in adolescent health research and care.
Professor Lena Sanci
Lena Sanci is Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, Director of Teaching and Learning, Chair of the Victorian Practice Based Research Network and co-lead of the Department’s Children and Young People’s Research Stream. She is also the Victorian government’s medical advisor on their School-Based Health Service program implementation (2015-2019).
Lena has 20 years of experience researching the potential of primary care to improve young people’s health through system interventions and evidence-based strategies for clinician learning and change. She works clinically in youth sexual and reproductive health.