Christianne O’Donnell

Manager Programs

Christianne O’Donnell

Christianne has significant experienced in managing strategic collaborative research projects and programs across public health, science, technology, engineering to the humanities; combined with significant on-the-ground implementation of community development programs. While at Red Cross, she worked with Indigenous communities to support at-risk young people in the Northern Territory and then lived in Timor Leste in organisational development for western district offices. She previously managed the Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre, a bilateral initiative focused on prevention of non-communicable diseases early in the life course with eleven university consortium partners. Christianne deeply values genuine engagement and inclusivity in her work.

She completed a B.A. in Human Geography and Development Studies. Now she is studying a master’s degree in Arts & Cultural Management. She is an amateur ceramic potter, and passionate about visual and performing arts.

Christianne is enthusiastic about the contribution of research for broader society through its engagement, knowledge transfer for impactful change.