Adjunct & Conjoint Members

Dr Rachelle Arkles is an Adjunct Fellow with a background in social and intercultural research in diverse community and population settings. These include indigenous health and wellbeing, immigrant health and global health. Her expertise draws from qualitative, interdisciplinary and phenomenological research approaches.
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Rachelle Arkles
A/Prof Ilse Blignault is an Adjunct Associate Professor at THRI with a broad ranging expertise in clinical and community psychology, social anthropology and health services research and evaluation. Ilse has specialist expertise in mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
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Ilse Blignault
Prof Brakoulias is a psychiatrist who is passionate about improving the mental health and well-being of his patients. He realises this involves research and teaching and strives for excellence.
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Kenny is an Adjunct Principal Health Economist at the Translational Health Research Institute. His central focus is trying to support decision makers to improve population health and well-being by making better use of resources. He conducts economic evaluation of health and non-health sector policies to identify best value interventions, and works with decision makers to translate evidence into practice.
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Kenny Lawson
Pranee Liamputtong is a medical anthropologist and an Adjunct Professor at THRI, Western Sydney University. She has a particular interest in issues relating to cultural and social influences on childbearing, childrearing, motherhood, reproductive health, sexuality and sexual health.
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Pranee Liamputtong
Zelalem Mengesha is an Adjunct Fellow at the Translational Health Research Institute. He has an interest in the areas of equity in health, refugee and migrant health, critical public health, and qualitative and mixed methods research.
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Zelalem Mengesha
Dr Ogbo is an Adjunct Research Fellow at THRI, Western Sydney University. His research interests include global health, and maternal and child health, including childhood undernutrition.

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Chloe has an interest in the areas of gender, sexuality, embodiment, critical health psychology and qualitative methodologies. She is working on a number of projects in the institute with an emphasis on experiences of gender and sexuality in the context of health and illness.
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Chloe Parton
Lal Rawal is a Senior Lecturer-Public Health with CQUniversity. He is also an Adjunct Fellow with School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University. He has extensive experience in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of a range of large-scale public health and related research projects across countries of Asia and Australia. Dr. Rawal’s areas of research interest include epidemiological studies; implementation science research; health systems and policy.
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Lal Rawal
A/Prof Salter is an adjunct Associate Professor at THRI who specialises in the study of complex trauma and gendered violence.
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Michael Salter
A/Prof Anoop Sankaranarayanan a general adult psychiatrist with extensive clinical and senior managerial experience of working in Australia and overseas. He is presently consultant psychiatrist in Melaleuca Unit of Blacktown Mental Health Service and is actively involved with the Clozapine clinic and Diabetes and Mental Health Forum.
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Anoop
Professor Caroline Smith has a background in evidence based research in relation to acupuncture, complementary therapies, integration of Chinese medicine and biomedical research protocols, predominantly in the areas of women's health. She has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials.
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Caroline Smith
Professor Wynne is a Registered Nurse with expertise in point-of-care practice patterns, recovery trajectory and symptoms that prevent wellness. She is a passionate advocate and mentor of clinicians engaged in research.
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Rochelle Wynne