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Research Assistant, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, The University of Melbourne

Elle McLachlan is a Research Assistant in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at the University of Melbourne. Her research there has involved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s access to cervical screening and how to effectively and safely implement a self-collection (HPV testing) pathway. Elle's work currently focuses on the First 1000 Days Australia, a model that aims to address children's needs from pre-conception to two years of age. Her most recent research involved working with Indonesian collaborators exploring regional initiatives on how the first 1000 days of a child’s life can help prevent non-communicable diseases across the life course. Elle's previous research was in the area of Women, Peace and Security, and she has also worked in social enterprise and environmental politics. Elle completed a Master of International Relations and an undergraduate degree in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne.


  • –present
    Research Assistant, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, University of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    University of Melbourne, Masters of International Relations
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