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Sarah Dash

Dr Sarah Dash is an honorary member of the Food & Mood Centre, she was the centre's first PhD graduate student and worked as the centre's Consumer & Stakeholder Engagement Manager

As a Post Doctoral Researcher, Sarah was the Consumer & Stakeholder Engagement Manager at the Food & Mood Centre. Sarah’s research area focuses on lifestyle and mental health and how to engage community stakeholders to create equitable and accessible mental health programs and policies. She completed her PhD at the Food and Mood Centre, working on the SMILES trial and has since completed her Master of Public Health. In her role with the Food Mood Centre Sarah consulted and engaged members of the community (people with lived experience with mental health concerns, organisations, clinicians, etc.) to ensure they had input into Food & Mood Centre research projects and dissemination.

Research areas and skills: Mental Health, Stakeholder engagement, Co-design, Research impact, Knowledge Translation