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Doctor Caitlin Douglass

Senior Research Officer
Caitlin Douglass

Caitlin is a Senior Research Officer in the Disease Elimination program, with a specific focus on using qualitative research techniques to explore the social determinants of health and solve complex problems. She currently works on the QuickStart evaluation and projects that aim to reduce stigma in healthcare settings. She also has expertise in conducting participatory research with young people from migrant backgrounds and coordinating surveys at music festivals. She has worked collaboratively with multiple organisations including the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Green Crescent Australia and Vanessa.

In 2015, Caitlin was awarded a Bachelor of Health Science with honours at Monash University and the Burnet Institute. Her project focused on investigating sexual health outcomes among young people recruited from online settings. In 2022, Caitlin completed her PhD with the University of Melbourne and the Burnet Institute. Her project explored alcohol and other drug use among young people from migrant backgrounds.

  • 2022: PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015: Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), Monash University, Australia
  • 2024: Miller Foundation Public Health Travel Fellowship
  • 2020: Harold Mitchell Postgraduate Travel Fellowship
  • 2019: University of Melbourne Population Health Investing in Research Student’s Training Scheme
  • 2018: Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
  • 2023–current: Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute
  • 2023–current: Honorary (Fellow), The University of Melbourne
  • 2022–2023: Research Officer, Burnet Institute
  • 2015–2021: Research Assistant, Burnet Institute
  • 2016–2021: Teaching Associate, Monash University