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Alexandra (Ali) Head

Research Assistant
Ali Head

Alexandra is currently leading and supporting several studies that focus on menstrual health in Australia and Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific. Her projects include a systematic review of menstrual health interventions in East Asia and the Pacific, a longitudinal cohort study on menstrual practices in Bangladesh and an Australia-based study on reusable menstrual product use.

Alexandra's has always specialised in gender and social inclusion, working with several NGO's and INGO's that support disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Before coming to Burnet, Alexandra was based in Cambodia working across the Asia Pacific region as a Gender and Social Inclusion specialist, working on programs and policies to bring about gender equality, diversity and inclusion within organizational structures as well as for the people they serve. 

Key achievements have been:

  • Leading a cognitive assessment qualitative research study, investigating women's comprehension of the Project Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (Pro-WEAI) tool.
  • Leading the development and roll-out of a region-wide Gender Equality and Social Inclusion policy and implementing strategy, inclusive of Programs, Operations and Communications.
  • Supporting a women-centered food production program implemented alongside a gender-transformative curriculum, designed to shift harmful gender norms and attitudes that limit women from achieving their full rights.
  • Presenting at Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, 2019.
  • Master of International Relations (MIR), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia