Tess Hall is a currently a Research Fellow and PhD student jointly at the Centre for Mental Health and the Nossal Institute, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has extensive experience in mental health policy and program development and evaluation in both developed and developing country settings including Colombia, Peru, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and Australia. Tess has a passion for inclusive health development and health equity, with a particular focus on consumer-orientated policy. She has a First Class Honours in Psychological Science and a MSc Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD is investigating mechanisms for intersectoral collaboration in the mental health system in Timor-Leste. Tess speaks English and Spanish, and is learning Tetum.