Alison Coelho

Alison Coelho is a Public Health consultant and a specialist in co-design and community led health promotion.  Formerly, she was the Co-Manager of the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, Manager Multicultural Health & Support Service, Manager Multicultural Drug Support Partnership.

Alison has a background in Sociology and Community Development.  She is an Executive member of the COVID-19 Optimise study leading the CALD component of the research providing evidence directly to enhance Victoria’s c-19 response.  She has been an advisor on the Victorian Ministerial Blood Borne Viruses Advisory Committee, a member of the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance and former Board member of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). She is the founding member and Chair of the new Australian Multicultural BBV/STI Alliance and the Chair of the International Student Sexual Health Network.  

Alison has significant local government experience, coordinating population based health planning, and developing and implementing the first prevention based Health Plan in the State. She has also managed the development of diversity strategies, reconciliation policies and the women’s health initiative for local government. Having worked overseas, Alison is committed to addressing the social determinants of health at a systemic level and is an advocate for human rights and health equity.