Professor Alison Venn
Phone:
(03) 6226 7706
Private Bag:
23, Hobart TAS 7000
Position:
Deputy Director; Associate Director - Research
Roles:
Management Team, Senior Member
Fax:
(03) 6226 7755
Biography:
Professor Alison Venn completed her PhD in immunology at the National Institute for Medical Research in the UK. Following postdoctoral research in malaria immunology at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, she trained as an epidemiologist and spent ten years doing research on women's reproductive health at La Trobe University. Since joining the Menzies Research Institute in 2000 she has broadened her research interests to cover a range of chronic diseases.
Research Interests:
Professor Venn's current research interests are in the causes and prevention of chronic disease and in reproductive health. She has a particular focus on how lifestyle (smoking, physical activity, diet, alcohol consumption), obesity and hormones in childhood and early adulthood affect the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer later in life.
* Denotes Menzies Researcher