Rebecca Mann


Project Manager

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Rebecca Mann is the Sydney Fieldwork team Project Manager for the Our MOB (Mind Our Brain) Study: Dementia prevention across the life course with Aboriginal Australians, with the Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program at NeuRA.

Rebecca brings to NeuRA extensive experience in operational and strategic management from both the University and Advertising sectors, as well as strong project management experience from overseeing million-dollar Blue Chip advertising campaigns to coordinating the Hoc Mai Advanced Course in Medical Education program through the University of Sydney with Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam.

In 2007, Rebecca left Australia to work for the City of New Orleans’ newly formed Recovery Management Office which was established to oversee and facilitate the rebuilding of the city post Hurricanes’ Katrina and Rita. In her last year in New Orleans, Rebecca worked closely with the Mayor to compile a living record of the City’s Emergency Response to the Hurricanes which was largely gathered through interviewing high level officials and city personnel. This information was referenced in the first draft of the Mayor’s memoirs, which she produced.  Rebecca is also a published author of two books.

Rebecca has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Sydney.

Projects Rebecca Mann is currently involved with


Koori Growing Old Well Study

The primary aim of a proposed longitudinal study is to find the reasons for the high dementia rates (three times non-Indigenous rates) in urban/regional Aboriginal people.


Koori Growing Old Well Study



From paperwork to parenting: experiences of professional staff in student support.

Hu WC, Flynn E, Mann R, Woodward-Kron R

Professional staff perform a range of student support work, leading to emotional, personal and work impacts. In turn, they need support, recognition and training in this essential but under-recognised role. Emotional labour offers a conceptual framework for understanding the gendered nature and impact of this work and how it may be managed. We suggest practical strategies for promoting positive and preventing negative effects on staff from supporting medical students.