Highly esteemed researcher and advocate for consumer engagement from UNSW
Dr Sally Nathan PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW, Australia. Sally’s academic career has been focussed on what it means to effectively engage consumers and community, in particular those who have been historically excluded from participation and decision-making in societal organisations and structures, including complex health systems. She is the most widely published Australian academic in the peer-reviewed international literature in the field of community participation in health services. Prior to UNSW, Sally worked for the Australian Consumers’ Association, CHOICE Magazine as an advocate for consumer rights and engagement. Sally has had input at the state and national level into research priorities, policy and guidelines by bringing a consumer perspective and advocating for consumer and community participation in decision making including as a member of the NHMRC Health Advice Committee and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Research Advisory Panel.