Carla Chan Unger
Carla Chan Unger is a multidisciplinary researcher with an applied background in international development, health and human rights. She is currently a Technical Adviser at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute of Global Health, through which she supports the work of CLEPH and the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA).
Carla has an unwavering commitment to the promotion of equitable health and social justice outcomes for marginalised groups and low-income communities. She previously worked for the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice and Community Safety where she advocated for the trial and expansion of alternative, culturally-appropriate programs and services to reduce Aboriginal overincarceration across the state. Carla’s experience also spans migrant and refugee support, and food assistance and nutrition in humanitarian settings. She has worked for a range of public health research institutes, universities, UN agencies and non-profit organisations across Australia, South Asia, and the Middle East.
Carla holds a B.A. majoring in anthropology and a B.Psych from the Australian National University, and a Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne.