Public Health and Health Services

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Western Sydney University conducts world standard research and teaching in Public Health and Health Services. It is a discipline that spans the Schools of Medicine, Social Science, Health, Science, and Nursing and Midwifery.

Western researchers are world leaders in transdisciplinary health research, particularly in maternal and child health, aged care, chronic conditions, disability and mental health. Our researchers lead world-first international programs including the: Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting program; the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU); the early oral health program and; migrant and refugee sexual and reproductive health and rights; global maternal and child health and;  health services research to improve quality and reduce medication errors. Western’s translational approach to research has been effectively actioned through the Translational Health Research Institute. Public health research programs explore otitis media, gestational diabetes, cancer prevention and survivorship, and the social determinants of health, and make use of existing health data collections and linked health datasets from national and international sources.


Academics for this Discipline

  • Dr Kingsley Agho, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Amit Arora, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Evan Atlantis, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Jannine Bailey, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr John Bidewell, Lecturer
  • Professor Ilse Blignault, Principal Research Fellow
  • Professor Suzan Burton
  • Dr Elizabeth Conroy, Senior Research Academic
  • Dr Margaret Davidson, Lecturer
  • Dr Christopher Derry, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Tinashe Dune, Senior Lecturer
  • Mr Paul Fahey, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Catharine Fleming, Lecturer
  • Dr Lyn Francis, Lecturer
  • Associate Professor Ajesh George
  • Professor Tonia Gray
  • Dr Catherine Kaplun, Research Fellow
  • Distinguished Professor Lynn Kemp
  • Dr Nerida Klupp, Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Pranee Liamputtong
  • Dr Freya MacMillan, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Brahmaputra Marjadi, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Kathryn McBride, Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Dafna Merom
  • Dr Terri Mylett, Lecturer
  • Dr Rebecca O'Reilly, Senior Lecturer
  • Associate Professor Kathleen Peters
  • Ms Rosalie Power, Associate Research Fellow
  • Distinguished Professor Andre Renzaho
  • Distinguished Professor David Simmons
  • Professor Sheree Smith
  • Mr Bashir Sumar, Lecturer
  • Dr Wadad Tannous, Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Jane Ussher
  • Associate Professor Nathan Wilson


Top 300 worldwide for Public Health and Health Services

Ranked in the top 300 worldwide for Public Health and Health Services