Burnet researcher awarded preventive health fellowship

Burnet Institute

27 June, 2013

Talented young Burnet Institute population health researcher, Dr Megan Lim has been awarded a two-year Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) Preventive Health Research Fellowship.

Dr Lim, one of only three Australian researchers who received a fellowship, will explore reducing young people’s alcohol consumption and other risk behaviours using social media.

“It’s a huge opportunity for me. It provides me with two years of funding to pursue a really interesting area of research which will have real implications for the health of young Australians,” Dr Lim said.

“I am also really excited about working with and learning from ANPHA; ANPHA is different from other research funding organisations because of their focus on research translation and their commitment to ensuring that research is used effectively to improve health policy and practice.”

The CEO of ANPHA, Louise Sylvan said the fellowships supported preventative health knowledge development and exchange between researchers and policy makers.

Dr Lim presented her work this week at the ANPHA research symposium in Canberra.

“I was able to network and learn more about the Agency, research translation and policy,” she said.

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Associate Professor Megan SC Lim

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Head, Young People’s Health




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