Professor Anne Kavanagh

Professor Anne Kavanagh


Professor of Disability and Health
The University of Melbourne
Elected in 2022
Citation on election

Professor Anne Kavanagh is an epidemiologist and public health physician who has made substantial contributions to knowledge across three areas: cancer screening, health inequities and disability. Her research has had major impacts on policy, including in relation to mammographic screening, local government priorities to promote healthy behaviour and approaches to improving the health of people with disability through reducing disability-related discrimination and violence, as well as improving employment outcomes for people with disability and ensuring people with disability have been safe during COVID-19.

In addition to her over 300 publications, Professor Kavanagh writes for online media and is a regular commentator in mainstream media.

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