Australian Rules Football | Australia
Erin Hoare is an elite Footballer who competes in the Australian National Women’s Football League and a former professional netballer in the Australian and New Zealand Netball League. Currently, Erin is a Public Health Postdoctoral Researcher at the Food & Mood Center at Deakin University in Australia. Her research program has established the potential to leverage diet and physical activity for the prevention of common mental disorders, including depression and anxiety. She leads the Prevention and Population Health Stream at the Food & Mood Center, conducting epidemiological and community-based intervention studies. Erin is passionate about building the evidence for novel prevention approaches to mental health, and strengthening both national and international collaborations in the field. In 2019, she will complete a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship at Boston University. She is a strong advocate for reducing gender inequalities in both science and sport and regularly contributes to public discussion on such as both an athlete and scientist.
Chairman | National Blood Authority of Australia
MENTOR | IWF Australia
Amanda Rischbieth, PhD, FGLF, FAICD has over 30 years of experience in health and academia, including roles in CEO and non-executive directorships across health care delivery, clinical (intensive care), research, ethics, and commercial and corporate governance leadership. Amanda is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Governor's Leadership Foundation Fellow, and a Telstra Business Women Awards Finalist in two categories. Following her 12 month Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellowship in 2017, Amanda was invited back as a Visiting Scientist to join Harvard’s Culture of Health as a Business Imperative team – a partnership between Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Business School. She also worked on the international Coalition for Inclusive Capital Embankment Project. Amanda has a strong interest in purpose-driven organizations that embrace environmental, social and governance performance to increase both company value and societal reform. Amanda is a former CEO of the National Heart Foundation of Australia SA. She has also collaborated on strategic efforts towards Australia striving to be a leading country in organ donation and transplantation, and launched an innovative international cancer clinical trials research unit. Amanda has received various awards and recognition for her business and community contribution.