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Dr Danielle Couch Post-Doc Research Fellow (VMI), Office Of La Trobe Rural Health

Danielle is a public health researcher and health sociologist, and the inaugural Violet Vines Marshman Postdoctoral Fellow in Rural Health.

Danielle's previous experiences include a long history working in population health, health promotion and primary prevention initiatives, including with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, in funding and commissioning organisations, in peak consumer health bodies and with digital health organisations.

Her MPH and PhD research applied critical sociological perspectives to explore contemporary public health issues. Her current research interests include public and rural health and critical examinations of media, discourse, power and social control in these contexts.

Danielle is a board member of Bendigo Community Health Services, an Associate Editor with the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and member of the Public Health Association of Australia and The Australian Sociological Association. Danielle is Co-convenor for The Australian Sociological Association's Rural Issues Thematic Group.

Danielle is also a graduate of the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program (2015).


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