Anitha Thiraviarajah

Anitha Thiraviarajah

Advocacy Lead, MCRI

Anitha is a public health professional with over six years of experience developing and delivering population health projects in the Western Australian and New South Wales health systems, local governments and not for profit sectors. Her practice and public policy expertise include health equity, non-communicable disease, mental health and wellbeing and healthy built environments. Anitha believes in leading and shaping health outcomes that are evidence based, highly collaborative and strategically aligned to working partnerships across the health system and the accompanying policy environment. Anitha holds a Master’s in International Public Health (University of Sydney) and currently is undertaking a PhD scholarship from the George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales in implementation science in health systems. Anitha brings her experience in working with communities, government and multidisciplinary teams to lead the advocacy efforts for the Strategy.

Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.


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