Sarah Carmody

MPH, BAppSci
Lecturer
Facilitator, Health Promotion Short Course

Phone: +61 3 9903 0085
Email: sarah.carmody@monash.edu

Sarah has worked for Monash University since 2009, teaching across a range of health promotion units within the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, as well as coordinating several research and health promotion evaluation studies. Her research and evaluation work examines the impact of health promotion programs, in particular, programs aiming to increase physical activity participation for diverse and underrepresented communities. Sarah joined the MERQ team in 2018, as lecturer and unit coordinator within the undergraduate Health Sciences degree and Master of Public Health.

Prior to joining Monash, Sarah worked in a number of health promotion roles in the community health sector, where she coordinated local planning and program development for health promotion, managed projects in the areas of access to healthy and affordable food, physical activity and mental wellbeing. Her work in the community health sector also included a focus on partnership development and capacity building for health promotion.

Sarah has a Masters of Public Health, which included research examining the impact of food insecurity for single parents in a rural setting. Sarah is currently completing a PhD Determining the conditions necessary for health promotion program sustainability across different program locations, settings and populations. Sarah has a keen interest in qualitative research methods and exploring the areas of program sustainability, capacity building and working with diverse and underrepresented communities.