Dr Alison Beauchamp

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medicine - Western Health, University of Melbourne

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Monash University

Prior to working in research, Alison was employed as a cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure program coordinator. She has been involved in cardiac rehabilitation at a national and state level for many years. She held a position as editor of the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) newsletter, and is now a committee member on the Victorian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Alison has a background in critical care nursing, and has worked in Melbourne, North Queensland and the UK. Her other qualifications include a Masters of Public Health and a Bachelor of Health Science. She has published over 35 peer reviewed articles and been chief or associate investigator on grants worth over $2.5 million. 

She is participating in projects concerning cardiac rehabilitation and chronic diseases, playing a major role in producing papers for publication. She completed her PhD in 2011, using epidemiological methods to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease. 

Dr Alison Beauchamp is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, and works at Deakin University as a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Population Health Research. Much of her research focuses on the role of health literacy in access and uptake of health services.