Dr Amy McLennan

DPhil MPhil BSc(Hons) BMedSc DipLang(Fr)
Research Fellow
College of Engineering & Computer Science
T: +61 2 6125 6744

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology 1601
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified 160199
  • Pacific Peoples Health 111715
  • Public Nutrition Intervention 111104
  • Nutrition And Dietetics Not Elsewhere Classified 111199
  • Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified 119999
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Other History And Archaeology 2199
  • Technology Not Elsewhere Classified 109999
  • Globalisation And Culture 200206
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Information And Computing Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified 089999
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified 111799

Research interests

Fields of research

  • Medical anthropology
  • Health and human wellbeing
  • Social change
  • Social cohesion
  • Food and nutrition 
  • Global health governance
  • Human anatomy
  • International development
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Loneliness

National policy work

  • Gender violence
  • Cybercrime and cyber security
  • Innovation
  • Migration
  • Cities
  • Health technology
  • Sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Places of research and/or professional experience

  • Pacific islands (especially Nauru)
  • UK
  • France  
  • Germany
  • EU
  • Australia


Dr Amy McLennan is a human scientist and social researcher working at the intersections of technology and humanity. Her background reflects her commitment to human wellbeing, collaboration and taking action.

Amy has academic training in the biomedical sciences, social sciences and French language, and professional experience in the academic, policy and private sectors  She is a Research Fellow at the 3A Institute of the Australian National University and a Research Affiliate with the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, where her recent research has included collaborative projects focusing on food, health policy, loneliness, non-communicable diseases, digital health and anatomical sciences. She also has experience working in national policy making, with the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet, and human-centred design consulting, with the firm ThinkPlace Global.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  23 January 2022 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers