Health Research and Evaluation

I am a health services researcher, impact assessor and evaluator with more than twenty years of experience. I’m passionate about empowering people to have an influence over their lives and the systems that affect them, and dismantling the systems of oppression that avoidably shorten lives and make them worse.

I’m a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. My work focuses on ways that services in the community can be more integrated so that people don’t fall between the cracks – in particular people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who experience poverty, and people with a lived experience of disability.

I’m an international expert in health impact assessment, which is used to assess projects’ or policies’ health consequences before they’re implemented. We often do this on major projects, housing developments, transport projects, or government policies.