Timothy Johnson has undergraduate qualifications in International Development from La Trobe University in Melbourne. He is currently completing postgraduate studies in Public Health.
Timothy has extensive work and volunteer experience in the community, refugee and not for profit sector. He first became involved in rheumatic heart disease in 2014 as a Project Officer with a focus on the disease in the Australian domestic context at Telethon Kids Institute at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. Since then he has held a number of roles encompassing research, programme management, health policy, communications and advocacy roles all with a specific focus on rheumatic heart disease and global health.
Timothy is currently the Communications Coordinator for Geneva-based NGO Reach. Reach’s remit is to promote the health of vulnerable populations by providing technical support to local, regional and global efforts to prevent and control rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (RF/RHD). Timothy is currently based at Telethon Kids Institute in Perth as part of Reach’s global team.