Esther Shackleton

Esther Shackleton


‘It is a pleasure to be a part of a team that has such unrelenting passion and power to enhance health systems and policy, as well as the health and wellbeing of people globally.’


Esther joined The Health Policy Partnership in September 2023 as a Researcher. She is currently working on projects exploring cancer diagnostics and infant immunisation.

Before joining HPP, Esther worked at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. The project she was involved in focused on reducing recidivism in female populations by improving prison treatment programmes. She also conducted a study focused on the birthing experiences of women in rural and remote Western Australia, which was published in the Australian Journal of Rural Health. Prior to this, Esther worked at a Melbourne-based NGO preparing women for employment after a crisis, and as a Research Assistant on projects relating to systems improvement in homelessness and domestic violence service provision.

Esther holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Western Australia and Bachelor of Arts from the Swinburne University of Technology.