NSW Branch

Welcome to the PHAA NSW Branch

The PHAA NSW Branch is committed to raising the profile of public health in NSW through Public Policy.

Our members work to foster a healthy and sustainable future, promote evidence-based policy and health equity, support communities to have a voice, and emphasise the engagement of students in PHAA activities and public health more broadly.

Please take some time to explore what the PHAA NSW Branch has been doing for Public Health in NSW. If you are not already a member, join now to explore the many benefits of being a member of the Public Health Association Australia.

NSW Branch Scholarships application form, 2024 Preventive Health Conference


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Strategic Plan Activities

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 The key focus areas for the PHAA NSW branch are:

  1. Overseeing the continuing growth and vibrant activity of the PHAA NSW Branch, including by organising regular member events.
  2. Representing PHAA, in liaison with National Office as needed, in interactions with the NSW Government, Parliament and committees, health agencies, local media and local community
  3. Making submissions, in liaison with National Office, to NSW Parliament and other agencies and stakeholders on NSW level policy issues.

NSW PHAA Branch Committee (2023):

President: Kate McBride
E: nsw@phaa.net.au


Portrait of Kate McBride

Kate is an epidemiologist, mixed methods public health researcher, and Associate Professor in Population Health at Western Sydney University. Kate has more than 15 years’ experience in population health and chronic disease research including development, evaluation and translation of lifestyle interventions and exploration of barriers to healthcare. Kate is a passionate advocate for the health of high risk, marginalised populations through the optimisation of healthcare access among these individuals. She also coordinates and teaches on several epidemiology and population health at Western Sydney University, and in 2020-2021 was seconded to Western Sydney Public Health Unit where she led the case investigation team educator during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic which further developed her special interest in public health workforce capacity and development.

NSW Branch Secretary: Sasha Bailey

NSW Branch Treasurer: Heike Schutze
Committee members: Eleonora Feletto, Catriona Bonfiglioli, Anita Dessaix, Alecia Brooks, Glen Ramos, Rachel Rowe, Amelia Berner, and Genevieve Coorey.

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