Anna Noonan

Anna joined SPHERE in 2020 as a rural PhD candidate exploring reproductive rights and service access in rural Australia, with a specific focus on abortion. Anna has a multidisciplinary tertiary background, with a Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism), Bachelor of International Studies (Latin America) from UTS and a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney. After a decade working in human rights and international development, a summer internship at the World Health Organisation's Maternal and Child Health Unit in 2010 inspired a career shift into the University research sector. Since then Anna has worked on strategic research and education initiatives in the fields of arts and social sciences including torture prevention, planetary health, rural health and - most recently - cultural competence - for the University of Sydney. Anna lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wiradjuri people in Orange NSW.