Vanessa remembers a trip she took to Cairns more than 20 years ago.
Dr. Vanessa Lee, from the Yupungathiand Meriam people, is a social epidemiologist, educator and public health/ health sciences researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Dr. Lee is a director for Suicide Prevention Australia and she chairs the National Public Health Indigenous Leadership in Education Network, and she also holds a number of current expert advisory positions, including the National Advisory Group Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Informatics and Data, Australian Health Care Reform Alliance, and Close the Gap. She has a PhD (social epi.), MPH (epi.) and BTEC degree.