Dr Naomi Priest

Naomi Priest

Senior Research Fellow
McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010
Tel:    +61 3 8344 0926
Fax:    +61 3 9348 2832
Email: npriest@unimelb.edu.au


Naomi is a Senior Research Fellow in child public health and health inequalities and leader of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Studies Program, McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing. Her current research is focused on addressing child health inequalities through combating racism and promoting diversity and inclusion. This includes social epidemiology and qualitative research to understand the effects of racism on child and youth health and wellbeing, how children develop racial/ethnic attitudes and intercultural understanding, as well as developing, implementing and evaluating anti-racism interventions with children and young people. She also leads research examining community attitudes towards cultural diversity and experiences of racism among adults from majority and minority backgrounds. 

Naomi also has a strong interest in evidence synthesis and knowledge translation and exchange, and has worked with the Cochrane Public Health Group on consultancies for Queensland Health, the WHO Global Commission for Social Determinants of Health and VicHealth. Naomi has also worked as an occupational therapist in a range of community settings with children and families from diverse backgrounds and as a lecturer and clinical supervisor in occupational therapy. 

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