Vanessa Price is a public health professional and Program Manager at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. Vanessa is experienced in managing complex multi-stakeholder programs in Australian and international settings. Vanessa focuses on building strong collaborative relationships to improve program outcomes.
Vanessa is the Program Manager for the Strengthening Laboratory and Diagnostic Capacity in the Indo-Pacific (IndoPacLab) Program. The aim of the IndoPacLab Program is to strengthen laboratory functions for accurate, timely and scalable testing of COVID-19, HIV, TB and Malaria across Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Laos.
Vanessa is also the Program Manager for the Eliminate Cervical Cancer in the Western Pacific program. This initiative, co-led by the Cancer Council NSW, the Kirby Institute, VCS Foundation, and Family Planning NSW on behalf of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cervical Cancer Control (C4), will leverage the expertise of the C4 partners and in-country partners to set Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu on a path to eliminating cervical cancer, consistent with a World Health Organisation strategy to eliminate cervical cancer worldwide by the end of the century.