Vivienne Browne is the Principal Adviser, Government Relations and Policy at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.
Vivienne has worked for over 15 years in policy development, project management and program delivery in state government, local government and the community sector. Prior to working at Orygen, she held senior policy positions within the Department of Planning and Community Development and the Department of Health and Human Services in the Victorian Government.
In her current role at Orygen, Vivienne is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of Orygen’s government relations and advocacy strategies. She has also been responsible for developing a number of major policy reports and government briefings across a range of issues including: trauma and young people, self-harm, youth suicide prevention, university student mental health and eating disorders.
In addition to her current role, Vivienne has a strong interest in a range of areas related to youth affairs and community development.