Dr Rosalie Power


Associate Research Fellow


Dr Rosalie Power is an Associate Research Fellow with the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), Western Sydney University.  Rosalie’s research focuses on health and wellbeing in the context of marginalisation across intersectional identities such as disability, LGBTQ and new migrant and refugee experiences.  Rooted in disability justice, Rosalie’s research is driven by an interest to understand and reduce inequalities within an emancipatory research paradigm.

Rosalie completed a PhD with the University of Sydney in the area of wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health and disability.  Rosalie’s approach to research is supported by numerous years of experience in community and non-government organisations, including in health promotion, evaluation and public health roles in urban and remote Australia, Bangladesh and South Africa.  Rosalie has a background working with people with intellectual disability, including LGBTQ people with disability, in areas of sexuality and relationships.

Research Interests

  • Critical disability studies
  • Health inequalities
  • Marginalised communities
  • Sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing
  • Wellbeing

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • MPH (Sexology), Curtin University of Technology
  • BAppSci (Leisure and Health), University of Sydney


  • Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University
  • Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
  • Asian Institute of Disability and Development

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+61 2 4620 3997
Location3.1.64 Translational Health Research Institute (THRI)