Picture this

A world where every single person feels a sense of connection and belonging.

That’s why we’re here

We’re a national network of organisations who have come together to address the growing problem of loneliness in people living in Australia.

Coming together to combat loneliness

Connection is the most effective way to put a stop to loneliness. So it’s no surprise that Ending Loneliness Together is an incorporated body (and registered charity) created by a nationwide network of universities and industry partners. We’re working collaboratively to raise awareness of loneliness as an important social, health and economic problem – and to build the evidence base and tools to effectively solve that problem.

How we’re making change

Ending Loneliness Together has identified loneliness as a growing issue in Australia. There are four key ways we can make a difference.

We’ve made a promise

To bring people, community and government together to make connection and belonging a priority — and create effective solutions to combat chronic loneliness.

Our aim for the future

To reduce chronic loneliness in Australia by half by 2030.


Our Board

  • Secretariat
    Liz Priestley


  • Treasurer
    Nick Tebbey


  • Chairperson
    Dr Michelle Lim


  • Vice Chairperson
    Professor Jo Badcock

    Vice Chairperson

  • Board Member
    Karn Nelson

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Fay Mound

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Sue Karzis

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Kerry McGrath

    Board Member

Our Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Scientific Chair
    Dr Michelle Lim

    Scientific Chair

  • Deputy Scientific Chair
    Professor Jo Badcock

    Deputy Scientific Chair

  • Member
    Professor Lisa Brophy


  • International Member
    Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad

    International Member

  • Member
    Professor Ben Smith


  • Member
    Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos


  • Member
    Dr Lidia Engel


  • Member
    Professor Catherine Haslam


  • Member
    Dr Sarah Wright


  • Special Advisor
    Professor Alex Brown

    Special Advisor

Our Advisory Group

  • Chair
    Professor John Pollaers OAM


Our Staff

  • Communications and Engagement Lead
    Tess Newton-Palmer

    Communications and Engagement Lead