Dr Ilse Blignault has over 30 years’ experience in the health and community sectors in Australia and overseas. Her specialist expertise lies in mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, health promotion and public health. A key focus of her work has been to address complex health and social issues, in particular as they affect disadvantaged groups. Ilse is currently employed part-time as Principal Research Fellow at the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. She is also Visiting Senior Fellow at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney. Ilse lives in Blackheath.