Dr Ghufran Alhassani

Ghufran AlhassaniPosition

Associate Lecturer, Interprofessional Health Sciences


Dr Ghufran Alhassani is an Associate Lecturer in Interprofessional Health in the School of Health Sciences. Ghufran completed her PhD in 2023 on the neurophysiological mechanism underpinning bilateral musculoskeletal pain development. She has a multidisciplinary background completing a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours I) from Western Sydney University, with teaching experience in subjects across Medical Science and Health Sciences at various educational institutions and has 10 years industry experience working in pathology.

Ghufran’s research interests include understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning musculoskeletal conditions by using non-invasive brain stimulation as a diagnostic tool and treatment strategy. She also has research interests in chronic disease and culturally and linguistically diverse populations, with collaborations on projects in cancer, food security, health outcomes in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and dementia. Ghufran is also a member of the Brain Stimulation and Rehabilitation (BrainStAR) lab in the School of Health Sciences. Ghufran is invested in the translation and implementation of research into practice to improve health outcomes of the population.

Research Interests

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Chronic disease
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Qualifications & Recognition

  • PhD, Western Sydney University
  • B. Medical Science (Honours I), Western Sydney University

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3385
LocationCampbelltown Campus, Building 24