Dr Alison Kennedy

Episode 25: Addressing inequity differently

In Episode 25 of Build ‘Em Up, we chat to Dr Alison Kennedy, Director of the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Dr Kennedy is a behavioural scientist who has lived and worked in Victoria’s rural farming community for almost two decades. Her expertise in rural farmer mental health and suicide prevention has drawn on a range of innovative techniques, including digital interventions, digital storytelling, community education programs and peer-support models.

Dr Kennedy has led numerous farmer mental health projects and works collaboratively with researchers, farmers and industry stakeholders across Australia and internationally. Her expertise has been recognised through research awards, numerous advisory roles, peer-reviewed publications, international research consultation, invited presentations and expert witness testimony before the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Dr Kennedy is passionate about co-designing research, education and services in collaboration with the community and industry.