About the author
Vanessa, from the Yupungathiand Meriam people, resides on the land of the Gadigal people. She has a PhD (social epi.), MPH (epi.) and BTEC degree. She is a social epidemiologist, educator and public health/ health sciences researcher within the discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Sydney.