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.

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2020
2025
2030

Our Board

  • Chairperson
    Nick Tebbey

    Chairperson

  • Treasurer
    Kevin Cheung

    Treasurer

  • Deputy Chair
    Karn Nelson

    Deputy Chair

  • Board Member
    Fay Mound

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Heath Ducker

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Jennie Sager

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Dr Sue Regan

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Professor Ben Smith

    Board Member

  • Board Member
    Sharon Grocott

    Board Member

Our Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Scientific Chair
    Associate Professor Michelle Lim

    Scientific Chair

  • Member
    Professor Lisa Brophy

    Member

  • International Member
    Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad

    International Member

  • Member
    Professor Ben Smith

    Member

  • Member
    Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos

    Member

  • Member
    Dr Lidia Engel

    Member

  • Member
    Professor Catherine Haslam

    Member

  • Member
    Dr Sarah Wright

    Member

  • Special Advisor
    Professor Alex Brown

    Special Advisor

  • Member
    Professor Manuela Barreto

    Member

  • Member
    Professor Pamela Qualter

    Member

Our Advisory Group

  • Chair
    Professor John Pollaers OAM

    Chair

  • Bolton Clarke
    Professor Judy Lowthian

    Bolton Clarke

  • AIA Australia
    Simonie Fox

    AIA Australia

  • Frasers Property Australia
    Anthony Boyd

    Frasers Property Australia

Our Lived Experience Advisory Panel

  • Co-chair
    Phil McAuliffe

    Co-chair

  • Co-chair
    Dr Leah Wiseman

    Co-chair

  • Member
    Chris Cooper

    Member

  • Member
    Nicholas Bloom

    Member

  • Member
    Evan Ma

    Member

  • Member
    Gauri Kapoor

    Member

  • Member
    Janene McAnally

    Member

  • Member
    Rochelle Standen

    Member

  • Member
    Kylie Carlson

    Member

  • Member
    Grace

    Member

Our Staff

  • CEO
    Associate Professor Michelle Lim

    CEO

  • Engagement Lead
    Marge Jackson

    Engagement Lead

  • Communications Consultant
    Danielle Cuthbert

    Communications Consultant

  • Trainer
    Dr Robert Eres

    Trainer

  • Strategic Partnerships Lead
    Josh Lambert

    Strategic Partnerships Lead

Our Partners

We partner with incredible organisations across health, social and economic sectors to bring our mission to life.

 

Foundational Partners

Life Insurer Partner

Property Industry Partner