Doctor Angela Davis

Research Fellow


Angela is a mixed methods researcher combining ethnographic and human centred design methods with social theory to develop innovative, deep and practical public health insights. With a background in Anthropology and International Development, she has over eight years of international experience designing and implementing mixed methods research across a variety of sectors to achieve high impact design research & evaluation.

During her career Angela has contributed to work across a diverse range of thematic areas including; maternal and child health, sexual health, mental health, eliminating violence against women, climate change, disaster risk preparedness and response and NCDs.

Recent design research projects include; digital health interventions, digital and communications products and service design. Rights based, innovative and collaborative principles inform her research practice. Angela complete a PhD in 2020 which focused on designing evidence-informed and needs-based sex education interventions for young people.


  • 2020 PhD Public Health and Preventive Medicine- Burnet Institute/Monash University
  • 2010: BA/International Development (Hons), Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Projects (8)

Current (8)

  • Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration

  • Coping with COVID-19: Young people’s health and wellbeing in Australia

  • EVE-M

  • Optimising Quarantine Study

  • Pornography and Young People

  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll (Big Day Out Study)

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • VOICE - Victorian Online Initiative for Community Engagement

Publications (12)

2021 (4)

2020 (4)

2019 (2)

2018 (2)

News Articles (4)

2020 (3)

2018 (1)