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Stephanie Levy

Global Health Emergencies Specialist & Pacific Projects Manager

With a background in international public health and medical anthropology, Stephanie has amassed extensive experience in international project management, humanitarian aid, and disaster preparedness and response across the Pacific, South Asian, and East African regions. Her primary interests lie in health system strengthening for health emergency preparedness and response, disaster resilience, workforce development, and fostering partnerships to support these endeavours.

Following her tenure with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Stephanie joined the Burnet Institute in 2013. There, she played a role in facilitating Ebola response training for medical responders in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Red R Australia. Subsequently, Stephanie served as a Delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross, worked on a medical education initiative in the Solomon Islands, and oversaw various activities under the DFAT Australian Humanitarian Partnerships. In 2020, she assumed the role of Burnet Health Emergencies Working Group Program Manager, focusing on projects such as COMBAT-AMR aimed at mitigating antimicrobial resistance in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Region.

In her current capacity as the Burnet Global Health Emergencies Specialist within the Pacific Infectious Disease Working Group, Stephanie continues to provide invaluable project management support while contributing technical expertise to the development and execution of initiatives centered on health system fortification and resilience for outbreak detection and response.

  • 2012-2013: Master of Public Health (Research Stream), Monash University, Australia
  • 2010-2012: Master of Culture, Health & Medicine (Global Health & Development), Australian National University, Australia
  • 2003-2006: Bachelor of Arts (International Relations), Australian National University, Australia
  • Global Health Emergencies Specialist & Pacific Projects Manager, Burnet Institute, January 2024 - Present
  • Health Emergencies Projects Manager, Burnet Institute, 2020 - 2023
  • Health Projects Coordinator, Pacific Countries, AVI, 2019 - 2020
  • Research Consultant, Health Care in Danger, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 2019
  • Team Leader/Delegate (Sri Lanka, Burundi, Bangladesh), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 2015 - 2019
  • Health Security Program (RID-TB), Project Manager, Burnet Institute, 2017
  • Project Officer, Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute, 2013
  • Community Engagement and Research Officer, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, 2012
  • Research and Ethics Officer, Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 2010 - 2012