Dr Paul Saunders

Paul SaundersPosition

Research Fellow, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing, School of Medicine
PhD Candidate, School of Medicine


Dr Saunders is a proud Biripi man and alumni of Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs. He is currently undertaking his PhD through Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine. His doctoral studies focus on the development of Indigenous cross-cultural capability in medical students. His research focusses on Indigenous Health, including culturally appropriate models of healthcare. Dr Saunders has experience in clinical medicine, medical devices, and Indigenous health research, including research project management. His research experience is broad, encompassing clinical and social health research, primarily relating to Indigenist models of health and healthcare.

Research Interests

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Social and structural determinants of Indigenous health
  • Indigenous care coordination pathways
  • Culturally appropriate models of healthcare for Indigenous communities

Qualifications and Recognition

  • MBBS (Western Sydney University)
  • MPH (Western Sydney University)
  • Yarramundi HDR Scholarship Recipient (Western Sydney University
  • Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award – Citation for Meritorious Service to the University – Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
  • Research Consultant – Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Member – Golden Key International Honour Society (2020)
  • Committee Member – Australian Medical Council (AMC) Monitoring Reports Sub-committee (2021-2024)
  • Board Member – Western Sydney Network for Law and Human Rights Board of Advisors

Research & Publications

  • For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3569