Anthea is a paediatrician, researcher and child health advocate. Anthea is passionate about health literacy, health promotion and effective science communication. She is the founding Director of the RCH National Child Health Poll, a public health and communications project that seeks to put the voice of Australian children and families at the heart of the conversation about common and current child health issues. She is also a co-host and producer of the RCH Kids Health Info Podcast. Anthea is a frequent contributor to conversations in mainstream media and on social media platforms on topics related to child health and wellbeing.
Anthea undertook her paediatric training at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, where she has worked since 2004. She has a masters in medical education and is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and an honorary research associate in the Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Anthea is on the Board of Directors of the Australian Council on Children and the Media.