Anne has established herself in the area of cancer epidemiology and is developing a research program focusing on the social determinants of health and health inequalities. She was awarded a VicHealth Senior Research Fellowship in 2001, the only one awarded that year, in recognition of her achievements up to that time. Dr Kavanagh brings to her research a rare combination of research expertise. She is not only a highly skilled epidemiologist, but also has expertise in social theory and social enquiry. This cross-disciplinary expertise makes Dr Kavanagh particularly well placed to be a national and international leader in the newly developing field of social epidemiology.
Anne is now Director and Professor of Women’s Health at the Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society (University of Melbourne).