Dr Mimmie Watts is a Public Health expert with expertise in migrant and refugee health, women’s health, social inclusion, chronic disease prevention and management, health promotion, curriculum development, strategic planning and health policy.
Mimmie (as many people call her) has published in international journals and is a reviewer and editor in public health related journals. She has participated in many International Summits including the Gender Pre-Submit on Gender by the African Union.
Dr Mimmie Watts, academic, author and community advocate
Mimmie is a driven person with a focus on improving the health needs for women, providing better education for girls and disadvantaged persons and increasing opportunities amongst disadvantaged groups.
Mimmie is a strategic thinker, advocate, a public speaker and a Public Health Expert. As an academic at Victoria University for over eleven years she developed and led the Bachelor of Health Science in the College of Health and Biomedicine. She is also an Honorary A/Prof in Public Health at Mekelle University in Ethiopia.
Mimmie was born in Cameroon, started her career in Australia as a Registered Nurse, arriving here as a skilled migrant before moving on to Academic and other Leadership roles. She was appointed by the Department of Health to the reference group responsible for the implementation of the first Victorian Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan for the state. She also served on the Federal Government Reference Group for the FGM Prevention Plan.
Mimmie is a Member of the African Science & Innovation Council with the African Union. She is the convenor of the African Diaspora Women Summit. She also recently published a book titled ‘SAHARA, piercing the Thatch Ceiling’; available on Amazon.
Dr Watts is the Co-Rapporteur for the Resource Mobilisation Committee, African Science Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC), African Union Commission.