Health & Medicine Cluster
Welcome Dr Alison Short as the Academic Advisor Health & Medicine, Industry Engagement and Dr Nazmul Huda as the Research and Industry Administration Officer with the Health & Medicine Cluster at Western Sydney University.
Coming from a background as both a health services researcher and an allied health academic, Dr Alison Short brings a wide range of skills and experience to the seconded role of Academic Advisor Health & Medicine, Industry Engagement. This new H&M Cluster role fosters, supports and coordinates many WSU initiatives connecting education, research and industry. By such collaborations, career-ready graduates can be further aligned with industry needs, especially through the NPILF framework. Current activities include doctoral internships and a range of funded development projects.
Dr Nazmul Huda is a social epidemiologist with expertise in mixed-method research and an/a academic and lecturer. Currently, he is working as a Research and Industry Administration Officer at THRI. In this role, he will be supporting the Health and Medicine Cluster by working with ADRs in grant review (internal and external), maintaining communication with external agencies, doing administrative functions and other duties related to cluster research.
Over the past seven years, Nazmul has worked as a researcher at the NSW Ministry of Health, WSU and UNSW and a sessional academic/lecturer at UNSW, ACU, WSU and SCEI. His research projects aim to improve marginalised people's physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health and quality of life. He also has growing expertise in the social epidemiology of infectious diseases and the community's role in promoting marginalised populations' sexual and reproductive health, including women, older people, female sex workers, refugees, and migrants. He loves travelling and reading books.