Andrea Krelle

Manager, Practice & Learning, Centre for Adolescent Health

The University of Melbourne

Andrea Krelle is the Manager, Practice & Learning, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, and Course Co-ordinator, Master of Adolescent Health & Wellbeing, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.

She has a background in teaching and workforce development, and has written resources and developed training on youth development and participation (UNICEF), school health promotion (Singapore Health Promotion Foundation and Sangath, India), and youth mental health, drug education, adolescent sexual health and youth mentoring.

Her interest and expertise in the interface between health and education, has lead to project leadership roles in school-based research including the Gatehouse Project and the Beyondblue Schools Research Initiative. Both these programs looked at multi-level approaches in prevention programming, related health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. She has worked in disadvantaged communities, supporting, resourcing and advocating for the needs of vulnerable youth and their families.

In 2011 she co-wrote the book, The Critical Friend: Facilitating Change and Wellbeing in School Communities, a practical guide on the facilitation of cross-sectoral collaboration in school communities.