Brooke Vandenberg

International Health Project Officer


Brooke Vandenberg is an International Health Project Officer in the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition working group, International Development discipline. Brooke has completed an MPH and has strong research and project interest around equitable access to primary health care, and improving health outcomes for women and girls though promoting women’s participation, development, gender equality and preventing family violence.

Brooke has held several research positions at Monash University, School of Primary and Allied Health Care (SPAHC), Department of General Practice working across projects including the development of an NHMRC clinical guideline for work-related mental health conditions and the co-created web resource to foster student’s respectful relationships - GIVE RESPECT. In 2016, she was awarded a SPAHC Seeding Research & Research Degrees (SRRDS) Grant for the qualitative project Women in leadership: the role of gender in primary health care.

Previously, Brooke was appointed as the Fundraising and Communications Coordinator at Hagar Australia – an organization dedicated to freeing communities from human trafficking, slavery and abuse. In this role she coordinated Hagar’s marketing strategy and led two major campaigns, Run for Freedom and the 2017 Christmas Appeal.


  • 2018: Project Officer, NHMRC Work-related mental health clinical guidelines (Department of General Practice, Monash University)
  • 2017: Fundraising and Communications Coordinator (Hagar Australia)
  • 2017: Project Manager, GIVE RESPECT (Monash University, Department of General Practice)
  • 2013 – 2017: Research Administrator (School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University)
  • 2011 – 2013: Research Assistant (Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit)
  • 2010: Public Health Officer (Monash Council)


  • 2015: MPH (Monash University)
  • 2011: Bachelor Public Health and Health Promotion, Major in Marketing (Deakin University)

  • 2016: Residential Course in Primary Health Care and Development at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project Jamkhed, India (The Nossal Institute for Global Health)

Projects (2)

Current (2)

  • Accelerating access to postnatal care and chlorhexidine in PNG

  • Accelerating Immunisation and Health System Strengthening (AIHSS)

Publications (6)

2018 (2)

2017 (1)

2016 (1)

2013 (1)

2010 (1)

News Articles (3)

2020 (2)

2019 (1)