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With a PhD in Medicine from the University of Melbourne, and a Master’s in Applied Science Research from RMIT University, Shona brings a wealth of experience in evidence-based and scientific research and in health leadership and advocacy to her role as MHFA Australia CEO. Shona was previously Head of the Exercise and Nutrition Science School at Deakin University, and was also the owner and managing director of Early Life Foundations, an international consultancy that delivered expertise and support to parents, educators, local government and private organisations to create optimal learning environments for children aged 0-14 years.

Dr Shona Bass