Director

Professor Alison Venn

Professor Alison Venn has been Menzies Director since January 2016 and prior to that was the Institute's Deputy Director, Associate Director (Research) and leader of the Public Health and Primary Care research theme. She is an internationally respected epidemiologist and holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship.

Over her career Professor Venn has been awarded more than $30 million in research funding and has had more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles published, including in The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  She began her career as a biomedical scientist specialising in immunology and biochemistry.

Professor Venn leads the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study, is the Director of the Tasmanian Cancer Registry and the Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit, leads two NHRMC-funded partnerships with the Tasmanian Government and is co-investigator of a major NHMRC-funded trial into whether Vitamin D supplementation reduces mortality and the incidence of cancer. 

As Director of Menzies Professor Venn is a member of the University of Tasmania Senior Management Team.