Dr Penny Abbott is an academic general practitioner and the Chair of General Practice at Western Sydney University. She has career long teaching, research, clinical and professional interests in high quality accessible primary care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the health of justice involved people and health equity.
Kingsley Agho is an associate professor in Biostatistics at the School of Science and Health. He has over 15 years’ experience in the design and analysis of large epidemiological studies including longitudinal and cluster RCT data. Another key research interest of Kingsley is in Epidemiology, Global health and water management and engineering– one to one water saving program for high water users.
I am Chair of Medicine at Blacktown Clinical School, Western Sydney University and Clinical Network Director Subspecialty Medicine (Cardiology, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine) at WSLHD. Clinically, I work as an academic gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Blacktown Hospital.
Evan Alexandrou is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Western Sydney University as well as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Hospital where he coordinates the Central Venous Access Service which is internationally renowned for its clinical expertise in vascular access procedures.
Albara Alomari has been a critical care nurse in Australia and overseas for more than fifteen years. Most of his experience has come from speciality areas such as coronary care unit. His research interests include medication safety, chronic cardiovascular diseases management, building research capacity for nurses and partnering with consumers.
Yvonne is an academic general practice registrar working in Western Sydney. Her current academic post research is a mixed methods study on factors influencing uptake of Advanced Care Planning in the Vietnamese community in Greater Western Sydney.
Dr Armour is an associate professor working in the area of women's health. His background is a mixture of western and eastern medicine, having completed an honours degree in Biomedicine before training as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and completing his PhD in period pain. His research areas include menstruation, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and traditional Chinese medicine.
Sam is a Lecturer with the School of Psychology, Western Sydney University and Visiting Fellow with the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), University of New South Wales. He is a registered psychologist with a background in supporting adults with disability in community settings.
Dr Amit Arora is an associate professor in Public Health and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellow in the School of Science and Health. His research interests include health promotion, life-course epidemiology, socio-economic inequality in health, prevention and management of chronic diseases and health literacy.
Dr Evan Atlantis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Western Sydney University. He is known globally for his breadth of clinical research expertise in obesity and related chronic diseases.
Tuki is an experimental psychologist by training, with a keen interest in the relationships between diet, eating behaviour and the brain. He has experience in experiment design, machine learning, data science and fMRI analysis.
Dr Kelly Baird is a Research Fellow at TReSI. She takes an applied, community-embedded approach to research, supporting the development and implementation of social and system innovations that ensure evidence-based interventions reach the people who need them, and are implemented with quality.
Professor Catherine Best is Chair in Psycholinguistic Research and currently the Director of Research at MARCS Institute. She also is leader of the Speech Production Laboratory at MARCS (AHAA Lab). Her research focuses on how adults’ and infants’ experience with their native language - and even their native regional accent - shapes their perception and production of the phonological elements of spoken words, including consonants, vowels, lexical tones and prosodic patterns.
Stacy Blythe is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western and the Deputy Director of the Translational Research and Social Innovation (TReSI) group at the Ingham Institute. Her research interests include: infant mental health, substance exposed infants, foster care, foster carers, the foster care family.
Dr Paul Breen is a Professor in the Biomedical Engineering and Neuromorphic Systems (BENS) research program at The MARCS Institute. His work focuses on identifying addressable real-world problems, utilising embedded systems technology to build solutions to these problems, while working closely with industry partners to bring these solutions to commercial reality. Research interests include neuromodulation as a treatment for the loss of sensory function and morphic sensor technology for truly wearable diagnostics.
Cristy is an Associate Lecturer in Interprofessional Health Sciences, from the School of Health Sciences, with research interests in obesity and chronic disease, inflammation, exercise and menstrual health.
Miriam is a lecturer in the department of General Practice. Her research and clinical interests are in health equity, through the lenses of trauma-sensitive, culturally responsive and people centred healthcare.
Dr Cherylea Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Human Anatomy within the School of Science, Western Sydney University, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on a rare vestibular disorder called Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and understanding the underlying mechanisms of this disorder to develop novel treatment protocols. Cherylea is also involved in concussion/mild traumatic brain injury research and cochlear gene therapy.
Elaine Burns is an Associate Professor of Midwifery and Director of Higher Degree Research and Honours, in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the Western Sydney University. Elaine is an experienced midwifery clinician, educator and researcher.
Rocco Cavaleri is the Academic Program Advisor for the Physiotherapy department at Western Sydney University. He currently leads the Brain Stimulation and Rehabilitation (BrainStAR) lab in the School of Health Sciences.
Dr Cheema is an Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Science at Western Sydney University. His research to date has demonstrated the effectiveness of exercise training in chronically diseased and at-risk populations, including individuals with end-stage renal disease, breast cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Rose is an expert in behavioural neuroscience, with particular expertise in using rodent models of substance abuse, schizophrenia and neurodegeneration. She investigates novel treatments for mental illness and dementia as well as gene-environment interactions for these disorders.
Professor Cheung specialized in human gait biomechanics and retraining research, in particular biomechanical factors of musculoskeletal conditions, neural control of gait, and development of wearable sensors for gait retraining.
Dr Elizabeth Conroy is a Senior Research Academic with expertise in cross-sectional and longitudinal survey methodology, mixed methods research, and program evaluation. Her research addresses the health inequities experienced by marginalised populations, such as people seeking asylum and people experiencing homelessness.
Dr Kristy Coxon is a registered occupational therapist, senior lecturer and early carer researcher. She has a program of research in driving, community mobility and participation across the lifespan. Clinically, she has extensive experience in rehabilitation, program development and evaluation for people with chronic airway limitation and area wide representation on clinical collaboratives.
Hannah Dahlen is Professor of Midwifery, Assocate Dean Research and HDR and Mdiwifery Discipline Lead in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Hannah is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia, with an international reputation as an outstanding midwifery scholar.
Stefan Dieleman is a Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist and Head of Research at the Department of Anaesthesia of Westmead Hospital. He is the inaugural academic lead for Anaesthesia at Western Sydney University.
Dr Frances Doyle is a clinical child psychologist and early career researcher. Frances’ research aims to improve the wellbeing of children, parents, and families by: understanding the developmental pathways to ill mental health; understanding the role that parents and children play in each other’s lives; and advocating for policies that increase child mental health literacy and access to evidence-based interventions for child mental health problems.
Dr Gabrielle Drake is Director of Academic Programs (Social Work and Community Welfare) at Western Sydney University. She is a recognised expert in the areas of social policy, mental health and disability, and homelessness and housing pathways.
Dr Tinashe Dune's research, teaching and publications focus on sexual marginalization and health inequities. Namely she explores the phenomenological experiences of sexuality, sexual health, sexual wellbeing and cross-cultural understandings of sexuality in marginalised populations.
Genevieve is a Senior Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Program at the University of Western Sydney and a paediatric physiotherapist. Her current research endeavours are focused upon physical activity behaviour in children (with and without disability), outcomes in infants born preterm and novel approach to assessment and training of balance skills in children.
Natalie Edmiston is an Academic Lead for Rural Clinical and Educational Research with the School of Medicine, based in Lismore. Natalie works with the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) to ensure research priorities are aligned with local needs. Natalie comes to research from the perspective of a Clinician Researcher, being a Staff Specialist in Sexual Health and having been the principal investigator for research projects in the areas of contact tracing, HIV and multimorbidity and regional care models.
I am a Principal Fellow at the NICM Health Research Institute and a practicing GP. My research focusses on chronic illness relevant in primary care especially the intersection between metabolic health, women’s health and cancer survivorship, with a growing focus on disparities in care.
Rakime Elmir is a registered midwife and lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her research explores birth trauma, perinatal mental health, women’s health, nursing education and midwifery education.
Dr Bronwyn Everett is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her primary research interest lies in preventing and managing chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She is particularly interested in health literacy and English language proficiency and how these impact on self-management of chronic conditions.
Dr Catharine Fleming is a Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Science and Health. Dr Fleming has research and professional experience is in public health, behavioural health science, paediatric nutrition, oncology and chronic disease management
A/Prof Gaetano Gargiulo (School of Engineering, Design and Built Environments) has extensive experience in the design, development, test, and commercialization of medical devices (bio-potentials recording in particular). Research interests include Brain/Human machine interfaces, morphic sensor technology for truly wearable diagnostics and Biomedical signal processing.
Sandra Garrido is a Senior Research Fellow in Brain Sciences at the MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour & Development. With a background in both music history and psychology, her work focuses on the use of music for mood regulation and to improve mental health and wellbeing in both historical and modern day contexts.
Dr Michael Gascoigne is a Senior Lecturer and clinical psychologist within the School of Psychology. His research interests relate to cognitive deficits in clinical populations, including memory difficulties in children with epilepsy.
Dr Ajesh George (BDS, MPH, PhD) is a Professor of Interprofessional Oral Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University (WSU) and Honorary Professor in the School of Dentistry at The University of Sydney.
Dr Emma George is an associate professor and Academic Course Advisor in Health and Physical Education at Western Sydney University. With a background in physical activity and health promotion, her research aims to promote lifelong physical activity and improve health outcomes.
Professor Athula Ginige is a professor of Information Technology in the School of Computing, Engineering & Math. At present he is researching Web Engineering, eTransformation and how to provide remote healthcare.
As an associate professor in Health Informatics, Anupama teaches and researches Applied Computing in Health. Currently, Anupama's projects are concentrated on utilising AI technologies in clinical classification, eye tracking, "smart spaces" for remote patient monitoring, and health data management.
Craig completed his clinical psychology training including his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the National Institute for Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), University of Bangalore, India and has extensive experience as a senior clinician.
Robert Gorkin is a Professor and Institute Co-Director (Impact, Innovation, & Partnerships). He has a background across Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship, and works at the interface of emerging technologies and social good.
Rebekah completed her PhD in Medical Psychology in 2002. Her program of research is driven by a commitment to ensuring that an evidence-based approach is taken to address the support needs of children and families who experience adversity. Her vision is that all children will be supported to thrive, regardless of the circumstances in which they were born.
Dr Grant is currently investigating options and outcomes in integrative healthcare. Her research interests include the effect of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in the treatment of chronic disease such as diabetes, and cancer. Suzanne is also interested in how Chinese medicine may help women with fertility problems.
Dr Jane Graves (B.SC, MChiro & AHPRA registration) is an Associate Lecturer in Medical Education at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. Her research supports the exploration of the Medical Education Personal and Professional Development (PPD) curriculum, in particular compassion fatigue in medical students. Jane is the PPD Convener for first and second year and also supports Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), academic writing and referencing skills, interprofessionalism and is an LBGTQIA+ advocate at a school level.
Dr Justin Guagliano is a Lecturer in Health Promotion at Western Sydney University. He is primarily interested in conducting research that promotes health and prevents obesity and chronic diseases in young people through community and family-based interventions.
Dr. Dharmappa (Dharma) Hagare is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental, Sustainability and Risk Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM). Dharma has over 20 years of academic and 5 years of industrial experience in a wide variety of areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Neil Hall has been a lecturer at WSU since 1997 where he teaches in the Bachelor of Social Work, specialising in group work. He researches both individually and collaboratively in the areas of men and boys, engagement, and health & wellbeing.
Dr Laynie Hall Pullin is a Registered Nurse and lecturer with extensive experience in undergraduate and post-graduate nursing education. She has a background in Spinal Cord Injury and rehabilitation nursing and held the position of School Disability Coordinator from 2015-2019.
Dr Benjamin Hanckel is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Benjamin is based at the Young and Resilient Research Centre. His work examines youth health and wellbeing, social inequalities in health, and social change.
Anand received training in pancreas development, regenerative biology, and (epi)genetics, and is leading research in three distinct areas related to diabetes: i) islet cell biology, ii) cellular physiology and epigenetics, and iii) biomarkers of diabetes and foetal programming.
Dr Hawkey is an Associate Research Fellow at the THRI, Western Sydney University. Alex works at the intersection of critical public health and cultural enquiry to explore inequities in sexual and reproductive health experienced by marginalised groups of women, particularly migrant and refugee women.
Professor Hay is an academic psychiatrist who is recognised internationally for her expertise in reducing the personal and public health burden of eating disorders and obesity. She has over 200 peer reviewed publications, written and co-edited several books, and has won several awards, notably the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Academy Lifetime Achievement award.
Dr Kym Hennessy is a Lecturer of Podiatry and Academic Program Advisor for the Podiatric Medicine program in the School of Health Sciences. Her research interests include interventions for foot and ankle problems resulting from rheumatic conditions. Kym is also a registered podiatrist with experience in public and private practice in Australia and the UK.
As an experienced clinician researcher and scientist, my primary research interest is in the prevention and management of diabetes related foot disease. My current research focuses on advanced wound assessment using novel point of care techniques such as ultrasound and biochemistry techniques.
Wendy’s careers in general practice, child health, health administration, clinical and health services research have led to her focus on medical and health professions education research, scholarship and research translation.
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I have qualifications in both general and mental health nursing and have 25 years clinical experience in mental health community, drug and alcohol, HIV/AIDS, Dementia and the management of challenging behaviours. My academic background is in the humanities and my research program examines historical and literary representations of mental illness after childbirth to investigate the cultural background of stigma.
Mugdha is a researcher trained in human pancreas development and immunology of diabetes, researching molecular biomarkers (miRNAs, lncRNAs, mRNAs, cfDNA, telomeres); specifically related to pregnancy (GDM) and Type 1 diabetes. She is a recipient of several national/international highly competitive fellowships, including the JDRF International Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship and leads research in epigenetic regulation of gut cells, immuomodulation and diabetes.
Associate Professor Caroline Jones is a researcher in Speech and Language. Her research focuses on how we can increase the success and sustainability of Aboriginal language revitalization initiatives, how we can improve early language assessment and intervention, and what strategies support communication with elderly people. Caroline is Director of Impact & Engagement for MARCS and a Research Theme Champion for the University.
I am a research fellow in the Transforming early Education and Child Health (TeEACH) Strategic Research Initiative in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Education. My research is at the interface of health and education. Particular areas of interest are centred on times of transition, particularly for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families and families experiencing vulnerabilities.
Dr Karamacoska is a cognitive neuroscientist and was appointed in 2021 as a Research Support Program Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute. She has strong interest in improving the health of individuals at risk of, or diagnosed with, conditions that affect the brain.
Tim Karl graduated from the Leipniz University of Hanover (Germany) in 2003 with a PhD in Zoology (Behavioural Neuroscience). Until 2008, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Garvan Institute working on rodent models for anxiety and schizophrenia.
Dr Lynn Kemp is recognised as an international leader in the field of early childhood interventions in primary and community health and translational research. Her local, national and international research in early childhood is bringing quality evidence-based early intervention programs to vulnerable families with young children in Australia and world-wide.
Dr Katherine Kent is an early career academic in the School of Health Sciences. Her research investigates dietary strategies to prevent and manage cognitive decline, with a particular focus on flavonoid-rich fruits.
Dr Lau is Senior Lecturer and Research Lead at the Department of General Practice, Western Sydney University. She has extensive experience in Indigenous health research, communication, interprofessional collaboration, chronic disease management and service delivery research for the purpose of informing primary health care policy reform, particularly related to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and disadvantaged population groups.
Karen Liu is a Professor at the School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University. She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience in rehabilitation in Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Karen conducts research using various strategies to enhance people’s daily task performance.
Dr Liwan Liyanage has been a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics at Western Sydney University. She has a strong passion to integrate statistics/operations and research/mathematics with data base, data management & IT skills to develop real time solutions for real life applications with a focus on providing decision support for decision making.
Dr Lauretta Luck is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Australia and has many years teaching in the tertiary sector both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
Isaac Lyne is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) working on a 5-year project "Building the evidence base on the impacts of mobile financial services for women and men in farming households in Laos and Cambodia", commissioned by Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Erin Mackenzie is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and a researcher in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. Her research interests include adolescent online interactions, coping, and the role of psychological and social factors in adolescent girls’ participation in STEM.
Dr Freya MacMillan is a Health and Wellbeing Research Theme Champion at Western Sydney University and an Associate Professor in Interprofessional Health Sciences, based in the School of Health Sciences. Freya is a lifestyle behaviour change intervention expert. She uses her community engagement, mixed-methods and implementation science expertise to develop, evaluate and translate lifestyle interventions into sustainable practice for the prevention of diabetes and promotion of health and wellbeing.
Jennifer MacRitchie is a Senior Research Fellow for the Health and Wellbeing theme at Western Sydney. She is based in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and has research expertise across electrical engineering, music and cognitive science. Her research focuses on using music learning as a health and wellbeing intervention, particularly for older adults.
David Mahns is an Associate Professor in Integrative Physiology at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. He specializes in quantifying the contribution of sensory nerves arising from skin and deep structures such as muscle and bone to perception.
Dr Haider Mannan is a Senior Lecturer in biostatistics at the Translational Health Research Institute and the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. He has three roles-research, teaching and providing statistical consulting service to staffs and students.
Brahm Marjadi is an Associate Professor in Community Engaged Learning and Associate Dean for Engagement at the WSU School of Medicine. He is a multi-award-winning leader in community engaged learning and diversity, intersectionality, equity and inclusion in health, medicine and medical education.
Beth is an early career researcher and Occupational/Hand Therapist who engages in research to understand and promote occupational justice and health among communities of marginalised workers and patients. She has a particular interest in how institutional practices and organisational cultures influence individual experiences with recovery from injury or illness, adaptation to change in work environments, health choices, and mental health.
Kate is an epidemiologist, with broad expertise in public health and the improvement of health at a population level through the prevention of and reduction of chronic disease. Kate's research focusses on the prevention and management of chronic disease including cancer, diabetes and obesity within high risk, marginalised populations through the optimisation of healthcare access among these individuals.
Dr Jenny McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in the Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine. She is Coordinator of the Personal and Professional Development program and academic lead of the portfolio. Jenny is a specialist in Community Child Health with clinical and research experience in child development and disabilities, Aboriginal child health and the impacts of social disadvantage on child well-being.
Dr Stephen McNally is the Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. His primary research interest lies in emergency nursing practice, specifically triage education and sepsis. Additionally, he is particularly interested in collaboration opportunities to further develop Learning & Teaching scholarship such as co-design with students and industry.
Professor Tanya Meade is Dean, School of Psychology, and Professor of Clinical Psychology. A clinical and health psychologist, Professor Meade's clinical and research expertise is in complex physical and mental health co-morbidities.
Professor Dafna Merom is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the School of Science and Health. Her academic background comprises of education, exercise science including PDHPE and Dance Teaching Diplomas, master in public health major in epidemiology, health education and health promotion.
Dr Sowbhagya Micheal is a Lecturer in Medical Education and the Convenor of the School of Medicine’s flagship community-engaged teaching program, Medicine in Context. Dr Micheal has a background in microbiology, medical and psychiatric social work, public health, community development and medical education.
Dr Caroline Mills is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Western Sydney University. Caroline has extensive clinical experience in disability, special education and healthcare in Australia, China and the UK. Caroline is a mixed methods researcher interested in disability, health and education.
Lise Mogensen is an associate professor and researcher in the School of Medicine. She coordinates the ‘Community Research Projects’, an applied research skills program for medical students. Her particular research interests include health and well-being of children and young people, and issues of disability, mental health, inclusion, identity, and life transitions.
Dr Jed Montayre is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Jed has a strong clinical background in gerontology and medical-surgical nursing. Jed’s teaching areas include biosciences for nurses, gerontology and aged care nursing. Jed’s research focuses on population ageing, cardiovascular health of migrant populations, nursing policy and workforce issues.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. I have now been working in the field of mental health and psychology for over 15 years having worked at SESIAHS, NSW Health, Macquarie University and the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Gerald Muench is a Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine. His major project focus is on Alzheimer's disease with a special emphasis on carbonyl stress in age-related and neurodegenerative processes, and also looking at brain inflammation as a major progression factor in Alzheimer's disease, now widely accepted.
Gill is a lecturer in the school of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. She has worked as a mental health nurse for 20 years, with experiences in forensic, in-patient, community and emergency mental health services. Her current research programme focuses on mental illness; loss and recovery.
My current research interests and publications are in the area of health and wellbeing. As a developmental psychologist, I am keen on understanding the impact of life events on development, more so from the point of view of migration and settlement issues like loneliness, general ethnic discrimination, psychological distress, help seeking, language barriers and job-seeking challenges.
Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen is an associate professor in Visual Analytics whose main research areas are Visual Analytics and Information Visualization particularly for genomic, flow cytometry and biomedical data, network and application based data. He is also interested in the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Virtual and Mixed Reality and related research areas.
Michael uses human stem cells to better understand normal human development and also the causes of disease progression. Specifically, his research group uses human pluripotent stem cells (i.e. cells that can produce any cell type of the body) to identify causes and potential treatments for cataract, macular degeneration, and other diseases of ageing such as gut motility disorders.
Kate O’Reilly is a Lecturer with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University and teaches into both the undergraduate and post graduate programs. Kate is the Director of International (Programs and Engagement), in this role she collaborates closely with Hong Kong Baptist University through the offering of the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership).
Dr Olayide Ogunsiji is a registered nurse and an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research interest focuses on Migrant and Refugee Health and she has worked closely with African Women on various health issues.
Levi is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead of Rural Health at Bathurst Rural Clinical School, School of Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at Charles Start University and a Honorary Associate Professor at University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban South Africa.
Professor and Chair of Epidemiology in the Translational Health Research Institute. Andrew has extensive research experience in epidemiology, psychology and public health, with particular interests in the study of suicide and mental health, the social determinants of health, injury prevention, breast cancer screening, and maternal and child health.
Robin is a Lecturer in Paramedicine and the Academic Program Advisor for Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. His research interests are in improvement science, quality/performance measurement, patient safety, and evidence/knowledge synthesis.
Nicole Peel is a Lecturer in Therapeutic Recreation in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. Her research focuses on the principles of trauma informed care and therapy with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups to assist with progressing their lives within complex and complicated support systems.
Dr. Sheeja Perumbil Pathrose is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a quantitative method researcher and her research has largely concentrated on studies that investigated practical aspects affecting vulnerable and sick infants and children.
Tania is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. As a researcher she examines the effectiveness of psychological therapies in the treatment of bipolar disorder and depression. She also examines illness course in bipolar disorder more broadly and has a particular interest in understanding the impact of hormonal life events, such as menopause, for women living with bipolar disorder.
Janette Perz is the Institute Co-Director (Research) and Professor of Health Psychology. She researches in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with a particular focus on gendered experiences, subjectivity and identity. She has demonstrated expertise in research design and analysis, and mixed-methods research.
Rona Pillay is a lecturer and Academic Course Advisor BN Undergraduate within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Rona brings with her over 35 years of experience in health, education, course curriculum development and research, nationally and internationally across disciplines.
Milan Piya is an Associate Professor in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, as well as a clinical academic endocrinologist at Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals. He has a clinical and research interest in Type 2 diabetes, obesity and associated health conditions, particularly in the context of severe obesity.
Dr Rosalie Power is an Associate Research Fellow with THRI at Western Sydney University. Rosalie’s research focuses on health and wellbeing in the context of marginalisation across intersectional identities such as disability, LGBTQ and new migrant and refugee experiences.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Computational Epidemiology at Western Sydney University School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Science. My work is in the areas of dynamic data-driven computer simulation and systems science. Focus of my research is on policy and planning decision support and modelling of health systems.
Lucie Ramjan is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. She is a qualitative and mixed method researcher who is committed to education and workforce research, research with adolescents and young people and mental health research, particularly in the area of eating disorders.
Shyama Ratnayake is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Western Sydney University. Her research areas include aged care, nutrition, nursing education and curriculum development.
Dr Arianne Reis is an Associate Profession in Leisure and Recreation Studies at the School of Health Sciences. Her current research focuses on the ways active leisure can promote healthy living and social justice. Dr Reis is also engaged in research examining student learning experiences, particularly focused on student mental wellbeing.
Professor Renzaho is a Distinguished Professor of Humanitarian and Development Studies in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. He undertakes research in public health in complex humanitarian emergencies and the effectiveness of development assistance in developing countries.
Professor Kerry Robinson is in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology (SSAP) and is the leader of the Sexualities & Genders Research (SaGR) cluster located in the school. Her research interests include: sexuality and gender issues; LGBTQ issues; childhood, gender and sexuality; transgender and gender diverse children and young people; sexual citizenship; sexual harassment and gender and sexuality based violence; and sexuality education.
Rossana Rosa Porto is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Medicine. She works in the laboratory of Behavioural Neuroscience, where she is starting her own project, using the heat shock as a non-pharmacological treatment for neurodegenerative diseases and schizophrenia.
Dr Samantha Ryan is an Associate Research Fellow with the Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. Samantha’s research focus is within critical health psychology and women’s sexual and reproductive health.
Dr Angelo Sabag is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist specialising in cardiometabolic health and physical performance. Angelo's primary research area focuses on the efficacy of novel exercise therapies, such as low-volume high intensity interval training, for the management of cardiometabolic health.
Dr Prathyusha Sanagavarapu specialises in early childhood education. She has been teaching in the areas of developmental and educational psychology, covering topics on children’s play, development and learning and prosocial guidance of young children. She has completed a few inter-disciplinary projects, intersecting education with wellbeing and published papers on these topics in reputable journals.
Dr Saunders is a Biripi scholar and Research Fellow within the School of Medicine. His research focusses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, including culturally appropriate models of healthcare.
Virginia Schmied is Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Family and Community Health (FaCH) research group. She is a registered midwife and a registered nurse with experience extends across clinical practice, education, research and consultancy.
Seyed is currently a Senior Lecturer in Computing and ICT at Western Sydney University. His main teaching and research interests include: computer networking, management and security of networked systems, analysis, control and management of complex systems, artificial intelligence applications, and health ICT.
As an academic music therapist and health services researcher, I am passionate about research and its capacity to inform the evidence base and education, changing health care practices in the future via translational knowledge.
Dr Lei Si is an Associate Professor in Health Services Management at Western Sydney University. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and an Adjunct Professor at Nanjing Medical University. He undertakes research that employs health economics methods to promote efficient and equitable distribution of healthcare sources.
Joyce is currently leading a program of research combining psychology, social psychiatry and public health to identify the social risks, causes and consequences of risk factors on dementia. Her research vision is to maximise the real-world value of research on reducing dementia risk, and to move us towards optimally effective digital interventions to support healthy lifestyles and quality of life in older adults.
David is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Western Sydney University Macarthur Clinical School, Head of the Campbelltown Hospital Endocrinology Department, Chair of the Campbelltown Hospital Clinical Council, Director of the Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Translation Unit (DOMTRU) and Co-Director of the Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Clinical Academic Group of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise.
Paul is an Associate Professor of Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. His current research interests are diverse, and include work-integrated learning in undergraduate paramedicine programs, paramedic management of mental health, and paramedic academic leadership and workforce issues.
Shameran Slewa-Younan is an Associate Professor in Mental Health at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health, University of Melbourne. She is also a board member of South Western Sydney Local Health District (2015 onwards), NSW Health. Finally, she also holds a position as an Adjunct Fellow, at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States of America.
I am a clinical psychologist specialising in eating disorders and obesity. My main research program has focused on the possible effects of obesity and associated correlates (inflammation, arterial stiffness, diabetes) on cognition, and whether cognition and cognitive processes impact on eating behaviour and body image. I have also focused on developing or modifying treatments for obesity and eating disorders.
Professor Smith is committed to developing and conducting high quality innovative research that results in improved patient outcomes through developing, testing and implementing sustainable models of care and cost effective interventions. Sheree’s studies are focused on patient reported outcomes and experience measurement methods, emergency care, respiratory viral infections, and integrated respiratory and cardiac care.
Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Director of Research at the NICM Health Research Institute where she leads the NICM Neurocognition and HEADBOX Labs. Her cognitive neuroscience research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of memory and thinking problems in older people with the aim of reducing dementia risk and improving quality of life.
Virginia is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is currently Chief Investigator on one major research project in three Local Health Districts of NSW that improves birth options for women.
Associate Professor Mustapha Taibi is the leader of the International Community Translation Research Group and Editor of Translation & Interpreting. He has been teaching translation, interpreting, semantics, pragmatics and intercultural communication.
Clarice has a research interest in improving health outcomes for people with chronic cardiorespiratory diseases. She is particularly passionate in improving people’s engagement, especially those from a CALD community, to participate in evidence-based management.
Dr Kathy Tannous' current research areas include the evaluation of Fire and Rescue New South Wales Home Fire Safety Checks Program from the firefighters' perspective. She is an associate professor in the School of Business with an active research program in aspects of health economics, economic evaluation studies, and community care.
Chloe is a Senior Lecturer in sport & exercise science in the School of Science and Health. Her research focus is cardiovascular control, in particular the responses to physiological challenges such as exercise and orthostasis, and the effects of time of day.
John R. Taylor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Cognition and Computation at the MARCS Institute. John's current project involves developing a personalised music affect recommender system for unfamiliar music.
Liz is an Associate Professor in the WSU Paramedicine program and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the School of Health Sciences. She was an advanced life support paramedic with Ambulance Victoria for 11 years including roles as a clinical instructor and peer support officer.
Having trained in general and colorectal surgery, I was keen to practise outside the big cities, so practised in public/private system in Ballarat, 120km north-west of Melbourne. During this time I developed my medical education skills, with medical student teaching, surgical trainee supervision, new medical school establishment roles (Deakin, Uni Notre Dame) combined with clinical education studies at UNSW.
Stephen Tomsen is a sociologist and criminologist, and Professor of Criminology at Western Sydney University. He is an acknowledged international figure in research on violence, gender/sexuality, and drinking and drug use (AOD) and has delivered numerous papers at national and international conferences and meetings on these topics. His output includes eight books/research monographs and dozens of refereed articles and papers.
Danielle is a Professor in Educational and Developmental Psychology and Disability Studies, and a researcher in the Translational Health Research Institute and Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University. Her career objective is to advance the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of children and young people, with a particular focus on individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. George Turner’s research is focused on reducing health disparities by advancing sexual health equity in areas such as sexual justice, LGBTQIA2S issues, disability, and sexuality education. As a social worker, George has a demonstrated clinical expertise as a psychotherapist with over fifteen years in private practice specialising in sex therapy.
Jane Ussher is Professor of Women's Health Psychology. Her research focuses on examining gendered factors underlying mental health problems, subjectivity in relation to the reproductive body and sexuality, and the gendered experience of cancer and cancer care.
Dr Emma Walter is a lecturer in psychology and early career researcher. Emma’s research aims to identify markers in cognitive and emotional functioning which have transdiagnostic utility. By developing our understanding of the complex nature of social, emotional and cognitive functioning in everyday life and the impact of individual differences and mechanisms which may underlie impaired functioning in these areas.
Dr Rhiannon White is a senior lecturer in Health and Physical Education and teaches exercise psychology and PE teaching. Her research aims to better understand the relationship between physical activity and mental health, so that physical activity can be used and promoted in a way that is most likely to improve mental health.
Professor Lesley Wilkes is the Professor of Nursing at the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research. Her research has received high community recognition nationally and internationally through extensive media coverage showcasing her research expertise in areas such as organisational violence, family and community health, prostate cancer, and child-to-mother violence, through both radio and television networks.
Dr Wilson's research interests are in applied research that enhances the health, wellbeing and social participation of people with long-term disabilities, in particular people with intellectual and developmental disability.
Wilson Wong is trained in miRNA and lncRNA biology through projects that generated miRNA (Wong, Joglekar et al iScience 2021) and lncRNA (Wong et al JCI insight 2019) profiles of human cells. His key strengths lie in wet lab as well as data analytics and bioinformatics.