Dr Amber Willink
BSc, MPH, PhD
Dr Amber Willink is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Menzies Center for Public Health. She has worked with policy makers around the world to address the changes and growing needs of ageing populations and ways to make improvements through the health system. Her career in Public Health spans across many continents from the US with Johns Hopkins University, to the East Asia Pacific region with the World Bank, and in her hometown of Brisbane with Queensland Health.
Amber attended St Margaret’s from 1992 and was School Captain in 2002. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) and Masters of Public Health at The University of Queensland. She completed her PhD in Health Services Research and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
She credits her thirst for knowledge and problem-solving skills to her time at St Margaret’s where she was challenged and supported by her peers and teachers. Amber has continued the strong commitment to community service and partnerships that she was exposed to at St Margaret’s through volunteering activities in Australia, Nepal, and India.
Amber has recently moved back to Australia with her husband and three young children.