Dr Ali Leversha

Dr Leversha’s research focuses on inequalities, health literacy and health conditions that disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.

Dr Ali Leversha is a community paediatrician working at Starship Hospital. Her role has many parts, including: working with children that have developmental and behavioural difficulties, advising on child health planning and funding in the hospital and setting up school health clinics in primary schools. Dr Leversha is also running several projects looking at how our current health and education systems are, or are not, working for our most vulnerable populations.

Dr Leversha’s research focuses on inequalities, health literacy and health conditions that disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities – such as skin infections, rheumatic fever, hearing loss and dental decay. She is interested in the big picture view across the health system and other sectors, as well as the interplay between health, community cohesion, education and social disadvantage.



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Dr Ali Leversha



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The kids who inspire this research

Addison

Addison was diagnosed with a staph infection, which caused damage to her heart.

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Amelia and Grace

Twins Grace and Amelia were born prematurely at 27 weeks. They have extreme chronic…

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Connor Lehan

Connor was initially labeled as a ‘problem child’ during his kindergarten years. He was…

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Eva

Eva was born with only half a diaphragm after suffering a diaphragmatic hernia during…

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