Consultant, Health & Medical Research
Professor Alexandra McManus
Alexandra McManus is an Independent Consultant focussing on the prevention of chronic conditions, continuity of health care, and translation of research into clinical and health practice
Over the past three decades, Alexandra has conducted a number of very successful research initiatives in the areas of primary health care, nutrition and health, injury prevention, child health; and with those at highest risk of poor health outcomes such as indigenous populations and at-risk youth. She has shown continual commitment towards building capacity and a culture of information sharing within public health in order to facilitate positive growth within the field and to make a real change to the health of the Australian population.
Alexandra has a background in epidemiology, finance and project management with qualifications in planning, implementation and evaluation of community-based strategic initiatives. Alexandra has a particular skill in translating complex research outcomes into easy to understand formats relevant to end-users. She is well known for her strong work ethic, passion, enthusiasm, an ability to attract significant funding and for her strategic planning skills.
In addition to her research career at both Curtin and UWA, Alex has over 30 years experience in Board Directorships. She is currently a Board Member of Research Australia; Board Member and Chair of the R&D Sub-committee Kidsafe WA; President of the Austin Seven Car Club WA; and Committee Member of the FSANZ High Level Health Claims.