Policy Think Tank Team

Orygen’s Policy Think Tank is made up of a team of highly experienced policy, government relations, research and economics professionals.  Each team member brings important skills to the Think Tank, including advocacy, health policy, computer simulation modelling, legal, youth engagement and, of course, high level policy analysis. The team has experience working inside and outside of government, enabling Orygen to effectively target its advice to assist government policymakers and bureaucrats while benefiting young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Along with its key staff, the Policy Think Tank draws on Orygen’s research and clinical expertise as well as partnering and collaborating with key content experts from Australia and around the world.

Policy team

Kerryn Pennell

Director, Strategy & Development

Penny Carlson

Senior Program Manager

Vivienne Browne

Principal Adviser, Government Relations and Policy

David Baker

Principal Policy Adviser

Amber Weller

Policy Research Assistant

Aranya Changkaoprom

Project Officer

Andrew Tangas

Government Relations and Advocacy Officer

Matthew Hamilton

Senior Policy Analyst and Lead, Health economics work-stream

Nicholas Fava

Policy Analyst and Youth Engagement Project Officer
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