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Anu Krishnan comes with a background in Social Work, Applied Psychology and Social Research. Over the last 25 years she’s worked across not-for-profit, government and local government in five countries in areas of family violence, mental health, education and human services. She brings a rich background in both practice and training along with experience in working with communities here in Australia. Her passion for equity, respect and resilience in communities drives her work and her sense of humour energises her every day. Anu and her husband have lived in Melbourne on and off since 1999 and have two grown up children and a very spoilt cat.
Jyothsna is an accomplished health professional with a background in medical research. She arrived in Australia in 1996 as a spouse of an international student from Bengaluru, India and moved to Melbourne in 2003 to start a PhD in hormone function and chronic disease. She was awarded an Australian Academy of Science fellowship, in 2013, to initiate research collaboration between Australia and India. Her career as a researcher ignited a passion for community health and nutrition. She completed qualifications in human nutrition and professional development in health promotion. Jyothsna has extensive experience across primary school councils, higher education, community and primary care partnership settings. She teaches and mentors students in universities, clinics and the wider community. She believes that student wellbeing is strongly associated with building feelings of relatedness to their communities. In her personal life, she is a hands-on parent to two teenagers, one in university and another in high school. She is very involved in their learning activities and takes an active interest in discussing issues in politics, health and social justice with them.
Primary prevention program in the Western Metropolitan Region to prevent harm from alcohol and drugs in the South Asian community.