Sonya Bennett: pandemic policy advisor making a difference

By The Mandarin

Friday May 22, 2020

Sonya Bennett

TEAM COVID-19 — PANDEMIC POLICY ADVISORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Name: Doctor Sonya Bennett

Title: Chair, Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA); executive director, Communicable Diseases Branch, Prevention Division, Queensland Health.

Role in responding to COVID-19

Dr Bennett has played a critical role in chairing the CDNA, which provides national public health co-ordination and leadership, and has made policy recommendations across a wide range of areas for consideration by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). The CDNA brings together directors of communicable diseases in each state and territory and other experts.

Previous role/seconded from?

Dr Bennett has been in her current role with Queensland Health for several years.

She has chaired CDNA since July 2019, and…

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This article is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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