Alexandra Procter

Alexandra Procter

Future Leaders 2019
The University of Adelaide
South Australia

Focus are

An inclusive country

About me

I am passionate about the health and development of children and believe that as a society, we have a responsibility to ensure every child has the best start to life. My fascination with the association between health and social determinants has lead me to a research career. I enjoy the creativity in research and strive to find innovative solutions to complex problems.   My PhD project will focus on vulnerable children and how being born into a family on welfare affects life chances for these children, including their own later welfare experience. I believe practical application of public health research can spark great change within Australian society. Outside of work, you will find me at the local dog park, attending language classes or hunting the perfect brunch spot in Adelaide (soft poached eggs are an essential).
"Whilst many individuals may have great leadership potential, few have the privileged opportunity to develop into their full leadership capability. The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship means an investment in me. It is an investment in my values, my ideas and my potential." 

My passions

  • Child health and development
  • Whole of population linked data analytics
  • Teaching and student engagement
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Gardening (indoor plants and vegetable patches)