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Professor of Social Epidemiology, Principal Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Housing in Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Rebecca Bentley is a Principal Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Housing in Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Rebecca has developed a research program exploring the role of housing and residential location in shaping health and wellbeing in Australia. This research has a particular focus on housing affordability, tenure and their measureable effects on individual health and wellbeing. Work from this program was awarded the Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research for 2015.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • 2016–2019
    Associate professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • 2011–2016
    Senior research fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • 2005–2011
    Research fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Education

  • 2007 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1994 
    La Trobe University, BBSc(Hons.)