Natasha Freeman

Program support and evaluation officer


Masters of Evaluation, University of Melbourne, 2017; Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Curtin University of Technology, 1998; Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Management, Centre for Remote Health, 2010; Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), University of Western Australia, 1997


Darwin- Royal Darwin Hospital


Natasha has lived and worked in northern Australia for the last 12 years, initially in the Kimberly working on injury prevention initiatives (road safety). This followed a move to Cairns where she worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for seven years. 

Projects undertaken in her previous roles included managing:

  • health promotion initiatives
  • programs transitioning to community control
  • capacity building projects focused on employment and training
  • organizational cultural capacity building 
  • mental health services to assist in addressing the health needs of those in rural and remote areas. 

Most of this work was undertaken in the communities of Cape York or regional areas of north western Queensland. 

Since moving to Darwin, Natasha has developed an interest in research and evaluation and is currently undertaking a Masters in Evaluation through The University of Melbourne.  In 2015, she spent six months as a consultant to the Development and Effectiveness Team at the Fred Hollows Foundation before starting with Menzies in 2016. 

Research Themes