Ms Dodds is a public health practitioner with a background working on the frontline of both aged care and disability sectors. She has previously worked with a team of allied health professionals including exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, GP’s, nurses and personal care workers to deliver a range of programs to older adults in residential aged care. These involved implementing effective pain management activities and encouraging the maintenance of physical health and wellbeing in high care, low care and dementia specific settings.
She is currently a Research Assistant working with the Aged Care Evaluation and Research team (ACER) in the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR) at AIHI. She is involved with several projects that aim to improve the quality of aged care services as well as assess and evaluate the impact of social networks, quality of life, cognition and wellbeing in older adults accessing residential and community care. She is also assisting with the facilitation of a community event to maximise the brain health of older adults.
Master of Public Health (Cross Disciplinary Studies Specialisation) (MPH) 2017-2019
Bachelor of Arts-Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Health (BA-PsychBHlth) 2013-2017