Professor Alison Venn is the Director of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. She is an epidemiologist with a research focus on the causes, prevention and management of chronic disease.
Her early research training was in immunology and biochemistry in the UK and Melbourne, followed by ten years of research in women’s reproductive health. Her breadth of experience has seen her take on a number of leadership roles, identifying multidisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems and working with government and health service partners. Professor Venn is Director of the Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit and the Tasmanian Cancer Registry and she is a member of NHMRC Council.