Associate Professor Ilse Blignault

Ilse Blignault


Principal Research Fellow in public health


A/Prof Ilse Blignault is a Principal Research Fellow in public health with a psychology background and broad ranging expertise in clinical and community psychology, social anthropology and health services research and evaluation, as well as specialist expertise in mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

Her research has contributed to policy and service development in a diverse range of cultural contexts and settings including indigenous health, immigrant health and international 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 90 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 Indigenous communities in rural and remote Australia and developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research Interests

  • Aboriginal health and wellbeing
  • Public health
  • Psychology
  • Health policy

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

Contact Details

Telephone +61 2 4620 3907
Location Building 3, Campbelltown Campus