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Dr Melanie Davern

Dr Melanie Davern is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Healthy Liveable Cities Group within the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

Melanie has specific expertise in the development and applied use of policy-focused social, economic and environmental indicators of wellbeing that assess the social determinants of health.

Her research interests focus on the translation of research evidence into policy and practice using indicators of liveability, community and individual wellbeing.

Melanie has expertise in policy focused research using indicators as measurement tools for policy development, program evaluation, knowledge translation and community engagement.

Her research has created direct changes in policy and practice through collaborative partnerships within academia, industry, community organisations, local, state and federal governments.