The Men's Health Team

Working To Improve Men's Health In Australia


The Men's Health team continues to grow and is now made up of: 

John Macdonald

Professor John Macdonald

John is the Director of MHIRC and Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care at the Western Sydney University. Professor John Macdonald was born in Scotland. John has 10 years experience in Zambia in Primary Health Care and education. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine, since 1994.

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

Anthony is the Project Manager of MHIRC and assists groups and organisations working with men and boys by providing support, information and networking opportunities.

He has particular research interests in the positive contributions that men and boys make to their communities (especially through volunteering); and in the needs, concerns and contributions of older men. He is currently studying for his PhD.

Ricky Welsh

Rick Welsh

Rick is the manager of The Shed based at Emerton. Rick is also involved with the Sydney Aboriginal Men's Network.

Rick is currently working with Legal Aid and other parties on a strategy for managing Apprehended Violence Order-based jailing of Aboriginal men.

Joycelyn Applebee

Joycelyn Applebee

Joycelyn is the administrator at MHIRC and handles financial transactions, invoicing and general administration for the group.