Christianne O’Donnell is the Coordinator for the Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster.
Christianne has significant experience in on-the-ground implementation of community development programs combined with extensive experience in management of strategic and funding opportunities within the not-for-profit and tertiary education sector from government and industry sources.
In 2017, Christianne joined the Department of Paediatrics and Centre for Adolescent Health to manage the Health Cluster funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre.
From 2013-2017, Christianne was based at the University of Melbourne’s Research, Innovation and Commercialisation division where she coordinated the University’s participation in complex industry-research collaborations such as Cooperative Research Centres (CRC), CRC-Projects and Australian Research Council’s Linkage Programme.
Before that, Christianne worked for four years in the Northern Territory coordinating programs for improved health and wellbeing of youth in remote Indigenous communities and adult literacy and numeracy. Christianne also spent a year living in Maliana, Timor Leste advising on organisational capacity development for the Timor Leste Red Cross (CVTL). She has enjoyed the diversity of her work including airstrip maintenance in Kokoda (PNG), funding for WASH programs in local Maliana schools and collecting marine debris in Arnhemland.
Christianne is studying for her Masters in International Development (Gender specialisation) and she is passionate about the visual and performing arts.