A/Prof Lisa Gibbs

Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs is Deputy Director of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne. She leads a range of large, community-based child and family health studies exploring sociocultural and environmental influences on health and wellbeing. This includes studies addressing obesity prevention, social inclusion, oral health and disaster recovery. Her research focuses on engagement of marginalised or disadvantaged groups with an emphasis on community and policy outcomes achieved through University-community-government partnerships.

Oral health is a significant public health issue in Australia and yet it is often neglected in government health-related polices. Lisa Gibbs says governments should be working harder to put a smile on your face.