Dr Brahm Marjadi


Director of Engagement and Senior Lecturer in Community Engaged Learning 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 lectured since 1996 in Indonesia in microbiology, infection control, research methods and evidence-based medicine at medical, nursing and pharmacy faculties, both at the undergraduate and master’s levels. In Australia he teaches and supervises undergraduate medicine, MPH and PhD projects in public health, infection control and medical education. He joined the Western Sydney University School of Medicine in 2013 as a PBL tutor, and then as Lecturer in Community Research 2013-2014. In 2014 Brahm was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Community Engaged Learning, convening the Year 3 Medicine in Context program. He is also the School of Medicine's Director of Engagement and oversees the School's community engagement partnerships and initiatives.

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural knowledge translation
  • Disease prevention and control in low-resource settings
  • Methods, evaluation and impact of community engagement and community engaged learning


  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • International Federation of Infection Control
  • Association of Voluntary Health Services of Indonesia


  • School of Medicine Executive; Curriculum; and Year 3/5 Management Committees
  • School of Medicine Community Engaged Teaching, Learning & Research Panel
  • Western Sydney University Directors of Engagement Forum

Qualifications and Awards

  • 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


Email B.Marjadi@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 4 05 000 194
Location Building 30, Campbelltown Campus