2022 Youth Health Conference
Recovery. Resilience. Rights
FEATURED KEYNOTE & PANELLIST SPEAKERS
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER Formerly Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, for 23 years Anne was Chief Executive of various organisations focused on research, policy and practice in child and family wellbeing. As a psychologist Anne has worked extensively in frontline practice, including child protection, domestic and family violence, mental health, child and family counselling, parenting education, family law counselling, and community development.
CEO VicHEALTH Dr Sandro Demaio is a medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate. He previously held the role of Medical Officer for non-communicable conditions and nutrition with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization. Dr. Demaio also co-hosts the ABC television show Ask the Doctor – an innovative and exploratory factual medical series broadcasting across Australia and around the world.
Megan is Deputy Program Director (Behaviours and Health Risks) at Burnet Institute and leads the Young People’s Health research group. Her primary area of interest is understanding how digital media impact on young people's health and wellbeing.
2021 QUEENSLAND YOUNG AUSTRALIANS OF THE YEAR This story is a 15-year quest to save the critically endangered orangutan of Borneo and Sumatra. Daniel having to overcome a physical disability, and with William right by his side, have raised $975,000 for orangutan conservation, sponsored 111,000 acres of orangutan habitat, and written and self-published 2 books. Their conservation work has been recognised by President Barack Obama, Dr Jane Goodall, & Sir David Attenborough.
CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTIVIST Jean Hinchliffe is an 18-year-old climate activist and an organiser within School Strike 4 Climate. She campaigns for legislative action against the sourcing and usage of fossil fuels, along with pushing for Australia to become fully carbon neutral. Jean is passionate about social, political, and environmental issues and began her activism at age 13. Jean’s first book, Lead the Way: How to change the world from a teen activist and school striker was published in 2021.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Cristyn is based at the University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Her areas of expertise include gender and sexuality diversity; LGBT health, discrimination and violence; health equity and human rights; women’s sexual and reproductive health; HPV vaccination; vaccination delivery systems; qualitative research; and knowledge translation.
REGIONAL GP Bianca specialises in Adolescent Health and systems change facilitation. As Senior lecturer at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne she leads the clinical learning network for the Doctors in Secondary Schools program, a Victorian Government initiative establishing school-based health services in government schools. She produces the Maze Phase podcast, for primary care professionals working with teens and is the GP for North Geelong Secondary school.
2022 AUSTRALIAN YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UN Throughout 2022, Angelica will be engaging with young people across Australia to explore their collective and varying concerns, needs and diverse experiences before reporting to the Australian Government and United Nations General Assembly. Angelica is an advocate and researcher for youth affairs and gender equality. In 2021, she was also named as one of the United Nation's 23 Young People Leading Resilient Recovery in the Decade of Action.