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.
A/Prof Ilse Blignault is an Adjunct Associate Professor at THRI with qualifications in psychology and international health and broad ranging expertise in clinical and population mental health research and health services research and evaluation.
Federico Girosi is an Adjunct Professor with the Translational Health Research Institute. He is a health economist and modeler with interests in questions regarding the efficiency of the Australian health care system.
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.
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.
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.
Elias Mpofu PhD, DEd, CRC, FASROC, MAPS is professor of health sciences at the University of North Texas, honorary professor of rehabilitation counselling at the University of Sydney, and Carnegie Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Formerly Professor of Rehabilitation Services at the Pennsylvania State University (2002-2008), he has an international reputation in the scholarship of teaching with service-learning, and research on community-oriented health practices.
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.
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.
Dr Nicole Sharp is an Adjunct Fellow and registered occupational therapist. Nicole’s primary research focuses on exploring the lived experience of people with disability and mental illness through qualitative methodologies, with an emphasis on co-design approaches.
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.
Mel is currently working as a Clinical Midwife at Nepean Hospital in NSW and is currently an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University and Associate Member of the Translational Health Research Institute as part of a Clinical Research Fellowship program.
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.