Congratulations to Burnet Institute’s Deputy Program Director (Behaviours and Health Risks) Dr Megan Lim, a 2017 Club Melbourne Fellowship finalist for her research into the role of new communication technologies in public health.
The Fellowship recognises excellence in research, innovation and leadership, and is designed to support high-quality Melburnian research projects and the next generation of potential Club Melbourne Ambassadors.
Dr Lim was one of five mid-career nominees along with Dr Janet Bray (Monash University), Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health), Dr Fernando Guimaraes (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research), and Dr Colin Scholes (The University of Melbourne).
The Fellowship, which includes access to the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program, and $10,000 to support attendance at international conferences, was awarded to Associate Professor Cadilhac for her research into health services research related to stroke, particularly in the areas of economic evaluation and program evaluation.
Dr Lim’s research includes how new communication technologies can be used for health promotion, as well as how these media can expose young people to health risks.
Her work targets young people in Australia and developing countries, particularly in sexual health and alcohol.
In addition to her health research, Dr Lim works on a range of projects including surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, health promotion, and monitoring and evaluation.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) Senior Manager of Club Melbourne and Business Development, Katie Tinetti said the calibre of finalists was a great example of why Melbourne is so highly regarded internationally for its research and development.
Club Melbourne is owned and led by MCEC with collaboration and support from the Melbourne Convention Bureau and the Victorian State Government.