Jenny Proimos

Jenny Proimos works with young people in her role as an adolescent health physician in the Department of Adolescent Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She received her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, the birthplace of Adolescent Medicine in the US. Jenny has a background in public policy and advocacy, and spent a decade working in the Victorian Government as a chief advisor on child and adolescent health. She helped establish the Academy of Child and Adolescent Health in 2017 and is the current President. She is a Past President of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and has been a Director of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the International Association of Adolescent Health and the Foundation for Young Australians. She is very optimistic that the young people of this world will tackle the world’s great challenges of climate change and inequality and is committed to helping amplify young people’s voices.