Liz Comrie-Thomson

Women's and Children's Health Specialist


Liz worked in health and development advocacy before shifting her focus to research. Prior to joining the Burnet Institute in 2013, she worked as a contractor and completed several research projects for organisations including AusAID and Médecins Sans Frontières. Liz has also developed and managed an education and outreach program for vulnerable young people within Australia.

Liz works across multiple technical projects with a focus on gender, nutrition, and maternal health, in various settings in Asia, the Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa. Much of her work contributes to the global evidence base for policy and service delivery recommendations relating to men’s involvement in the health of women and children. She has also conducted research relating to health financing systems, with a focus on effective coverage of the informal sector. Liz contributes regularly to Masters-level teaching sessions and training courses offered by Burnet Institute, in areas including nutrition, gender and male involvement, and field research methods.


  • 2012: MPH, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009: PhB (Hons I, Development Studies), Australian National University, Australia

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