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 global health and broad expertise in clinical and population mental health and wellbeing, health services research and evaluation, and research translation.

Her research has contributed to health policy and program development in a diverse range of cultural contexts. 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 over 170 peer-reviewed publications and major reports.

A key focus of Ilse’s work has been to address complex social and health issues 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 Pacific and South-East Asia.

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


  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Evaluation Society

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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