Chrissy Keenan

Program Officer

Chrissy joined the Education and Learning team after working with the University of Melbourne and the Nossal Institute in different capacities. She has worked with the ARC-funded research project exploring women’s experiences with cervical cancer and the health system response to cervical cancer in Indonesia by completing a thematic review of the lived experiences and survivorship stories of women with gynaecological cancers in Asia. She more recently has worked on a scoping review of literature, policies, and programs regarding interventions targeted at reducing violence against women and girls in Indonesia. Chrissy moved to Melbourne from the United States in September 2019 after completing a Master of Public Health with a Certificate in Sexuality, Sexual, and Reproductive Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her strong interests in sexual and reproductive health have led her to pursuing various roles, from sexual violence prevention and awareness activism to the facilitation of sexuality and sexual health education for adolescents. Since her move to Melbourne, Chrissy has completed a birth doula training and is pursuing full certification as a birth doula while also offering postpartum support services.