Anna O’Halloran

Anna O’Halloran

CEO, Step Back Think

Anna has a strong passion for public health and social justice, stemming from her work with Women’s Health Victoria, The University of Melbourne and Strive Student Health Initiative. Anna also served on the Future Health Leaders Council, which represents students and early-career professionals across multiple health disciplines.

Anna graduated as Valedictorian of the Master of Public Health degree at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Her studies focused on public health leadership, gender and health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. In a research capacity Anna has collaboratively published several papers on HIV prevention, cancer epidemiology and women’s health.

Social violence matters because … a society free from social violence is a society full of possibility. It is the possibility of lives saved, of pain avoided, of anguish and regret and sadness that is never felt, of young people contributing to their community and the economy, of apprenticeships and university courses finished instead of abandoned, of love experienced instead of being cut short.