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Lily Palmer


Lily Palmer is a Research Officer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, for the Tina Trial, a clinical trial of mirtazapine for methamphetamine dependence (, based in Perth. Lily has previously worked on the Ecstasy and Related Drug Reporting System (EDRS) and the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) as a telephone interviewer. She has also previously been involved in research areas such as justice health and prevention and early intervention. Lily is an IUHPE-accredited Health Promotion Practitioner, who sits on the Australian Health Promotion Association WA Branch committee.

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Kaitlin Johnson


Kaitlin is an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner, having completed her Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) at Curtin University in 2020. In 2021, Kaitlin has begun studying a postgraduate certificate in Aboriginal Studies through The University of Notre Dame. 

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Athira Rohit

Committee Member

Dr Athira Rohit is a public health researcher, specialising in qualitative methodologies. She has a PhD in Health Science (Optometry) and a Master of Public Health degree and has worked as a qualitative health researcher across several population health projects in the Northern Territory and recently in Western Australia. Her key areas of interest include Aboriginal health particularly in maternal and child health. Athira currently works as a Research Fellow with the School of Population & Global Health in the (Reducing) Oral Health Inequities Research Group and focuses on a range of oral health and equity projects, with a particular focus on under-served population groups.

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Chanaka Thanthirige

Committee Member

Chanaka is a Health Promotion graduate from Curtin University who is currently working at Cancer Council Western Australia. Chanaka has volunteered in many Health Promotion-related initiatives, such as Keep It Safe Summer. He has also contributed in data curation for a peer-reviewed journal article on modes of administering sexual health and blood-borne virus surveys in migrant populations.


Alisha Davis

Committee Member

Alisha completed her Master of Public Health in 2019 and in 2020 was awarded the AHPA WA Branch Graduate Scholarship which saw her work at Act Belong Commit based at Curtin University on a project to promote mental health and wellbeing among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in WA.

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Corie Gray

Scholarships Coordinator

Corie has a Bachelors (Health Promotion) and was awarded the AHPA Peter Howat Award for Academic Excellence in Health Promotion. She has been an AHPA WA Healthway Graduate Scholarship recipient herself, exploring barriers to HIV testing among migrant communities. 

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Asma Sheriff

Student Sub-Committee: President


Hamna Khan

Student Sub-Committee: Vice-President


Bryon Spittle

Student Sub-Committee: Secretary

Byron is a program and admin volunteer with Canteen, currently completing his final semester of a Bachelor of Health Promotion at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle. What motivates Byron the most about a career in health promotion is the opportunity to enable tangible and positive health outcomes, specifically for vulnerable and at-risk population groups. He is passionate about improving community health and driven to affect change that benefits the lives of others, and believe that through health promotion, we can improve community health, reduce disparity and enhance social equity for all Australians.

Liz Bowman

Student Sub-Committee: Events Manager

Liz is currently studying a double Bachelor of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Curtin University. She has always known that she wanted a career helping people, and after ten years of teaching yoga, she decided she wanted to reach more people and work with broader communities and populations. She has always been passionate about nutrition. It just makes sense, you get out what you put in. She first thought she wanted to teach nutrition, but after discovering health promotion, realised there was not much point teaching people how to eat, if they don't have access to good food. When she graduates she hopes to find work in a food security related field.

Georgie Graham

Student Sub-Committee Member


Katie Tarling

Student Sub-Committee Member


Charice Suralin

Student Sub-Committee Member


Irina Maier

Student Sub-Committee Member