Dr Michelle H Lim

Dr Michelle Lim is CEO of Ending Loneliness Together, a national Australian network made up of universities and industry partners, and the director of the social health and wellbeing group at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health.

Her work informs the Australian government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors, and she was the chief investigator of the Australian Loneliness Report
(2018) and the Young Australian Loneliness Survey (2019). Her findings noted that one in four Australians aged 12 to 89 report problematic levels of loneliness. In 2020, Dr Lim co-founded and became the inaugural co-director of the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection, a coalition of organisations from 12 countries committed to ending the global problem of loneliness and social isolation.

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