Scientific Chair & Chairperson
Ending Loneliness Together
Scientific Chair & Chairperson, Ending Loneliness Together
Co-Director, Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection
Research Fellow & Clinical Psychologist, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Michelle Lim is the Chief Scientific Advisor and Chairperson for Ending Loneliness Together a national Australia network made up of universities and industry partners. Dr. Lim is the Director of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology where she designs, delivers, and evaluates evidence based digital interventions that reduces loneliness.
Dr. Lim is the chief investigator of the Australian Loneliness Report (2018) and the Young Australian Loneliness Survey (2019). Her work informs the Australian government, not-for-profit, and corporate sector. Her findings notes that one in four Australians aged 12 to 89 report problematic levels of loneliness. Dr Lim also cofounded the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection, an international coalition of organisations across 12 countries committed to ending the pressing global issue of loneliness and social isolation.