Associate Professor Ilse Blignault

Ilse Blignault


Adjunct Associate Professor, THRI


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.

Her research has contributed to policy and service development in a diverse range of cultural contexts and settings including Aboriginal health and migrant and refugee health. She has expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods, including participant action research, and experience in coordinating large multi-site collaborations with multiple stakeholders including different levels of government and community organisations and groups. She has authored/co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and major reports.

A key focus of Ilse’s work has been to address complex social and health issues, in particular as they affect disadvantaged groups. She has extensive experience in resource-constrained and geographically isolated environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in rural and remote Australia and developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research Interests

  • Social and cultural determinants of health
  • Health service delivery in a multicultural society
  • Consumer and community engagement
  • Transcultural mental health
  • Social and emotional wellbeing

Qualifications and Recognition

  • MIntHlth Curtin University of Technology
  • PhD University of Western Australia
  • MClinPsych The Australian National University
  • BSc Psych (Hons II/I) University of New South Wales

Research & Publications

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