Krista Watts, BSWhons, MHSc, is a senior social worker with the Victorian Tuberculosis Program. As an Australian Association of Social Workers member Krista is passionate about social justice, inclusion, and wellbeing for those affected by tuberculosis. Krista has worked for more than 20 years towards optimal health outcomes for individuals and communities. A rich experience in primary, secondary, and tertiary health settings as a clinician, educator, and social researcher informs Krista’s work on social determinants of health in the context of tuberculosis care and traction towards its elimination. Krista is known for her work in community engagement and contemporary understanding of the lived experience publishing on the importance of attending to psychosocial factors to enact the vision of zero deaths, disease and suffering due to tuberculosis.
The Victorian Tuberculosis Program, located in The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is a service of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and provides public health services relating to tuberculosis.