Professor Pranee Liamputtong

Pranee Liamputtong


Adjunct Professor


Pranee is a medical anthropologist and has interests in the health of women, children, immigrants, refugees, older people, and transgender individuals. In terms of health issues, Pranee is very interested in issues relating to motherhood, reproductive health, sexuality, sexual health, and mental health. She has carried out a number of research projects with refugee and immigrant women in Australia and women in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand. Recently, Pranee has focused her research on sexuality and sexual health issues of Asian women and refugee/immigrant groups. Currently, she is undertaking qualitative research with women living with HIV/AIDS and women living with breast cancer in Thailand and sexual violence among transwomen from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia. Pranee's research interest also includes online research and has carried out research in the area of online dating and implications for sexual health. Pranee has been supervising a large number of research students, both local and international, who have their interests in conducting qualitative research in the areas of gender, sexuality, reproductive health, sexual health and cross-cultural research. Pranee is a qualitative researcher and has written several texts on this approach. Many of her textbooks have been adopted widely, both in Australia and overseas. She has been teaching research method subjects within the honours and postgraduate programs, and culture, diversity & health; communication in health within the undergraduate programs.

Research Interests

  • Women's health
  • Infant feeding practices
  • Mental health
  • Motherhood
  • Parenthood
  • Reproductive health
  • Sexual health and wellbeing
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual violence
  • Transgenderism
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Researching with vulnerable populations
  • Cross-cultural research

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Monash University

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Phone +61 2 4620 3920  
Location Building 24, Campbelltown Campus