Associate Professor Brahm Marjadi


Associate Professor in Community Engaged Learning and Associate Dean for Engagement at the School of Medicine


Brahm has a medical degree and general practice training from Indonesia. He was a lecturer in medical microbiology before undertaking his Master of Public Health and PhD in Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales on healthcare-associated infection prevention and control. His experience in Health Promoting Schools, the Indonesian Catholic Healthcare Association and the AusAID Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub cemented his research interest in health services in low-resource settings and cross-cultural knowledge translation for disease prevention and control.

Brahm has been an academic since 1996, teaching medical microbiology, infection control, research methods, evidence-based medicine and social determinants of health to medical, nursing, public health and pharmacy students. His teaching portfolio spans the undergraduate, Honours, Master’s and PhD levels in Indonesia and Australia. Joining Western Sydney University in 2013, Brahm now serves as the School of Medicine's Associate Dean for Engagement and oversees the School's community engagement partnerships and initiatives. He is also the Senior Advisor of Medicine in Context, the School’s flagship community engaged learning program.

Research Interests

  • Diversity, intersectionality, equity and inclusion
  • Cross-cultural knowledge translation
  • Methods, evaluation and impact of community engagement and community engaged learning


  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • International Community of Practice on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Medical Education
  • Western Sydney University Ally Network; Rainbow Western (Founding Member); Sexualities and Genders Research; Badugulang; Social Justice Network; We-CALD (Founding Member)
  • Cultural Diversity Network, Inc.
  • Australian Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Network
  • Community Engagement Fellows Coalition, Western Washington University


  • School of Medicine Executive; Curriculum; and Year 3/5 Management Committees
  • School of Medicine Community Engaged Teaching, Learning & Research Panel
  • Western Engagement Network
  • Vice Chancellor’s Gender Equity Committee

Qualifications and Awards

  • Western Sydney University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Award for Excellence in Teaching Partnerships, 2020
  • Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Citations for Meritorius Service to the University, 2020
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, UK, 2019
  • Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability, 2017 (double awardees)
  • Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in University Engagement and Sustainability, 2015
  • PhD University of New South Wales, 2009
  • UNSW Medicine Dean's List for Outstanding Research, 2008
  • MPH University of New South Wales, 2001

Research and Publications


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