I’m a health services researcher and program evaluator with over 20 years of experience in Australia and overseas. I’ve worked for several universities, consulting firms, government agencies and NGOs. I’m currently Director of the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), a joint initiative of UNSW Australia and the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in Sydney. I trained as a social worker and in social research and received my PhD in public health.
My work has focused on health impact assessment, integrated care, and health equity. I’ve worked with clients from Commonwealth, state and local government agencies, and private sector clients, universities, and non-government organisations.
I received my PhD from the University of New South Wales on the effectiveness of health impact assessment in health service planning in 2014. I also have a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research degree from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New South Wales.
I have been an investigator on research projects worth over $9 million in research funding, and I’ve been an author of more than 50 articles and book chapters. I am on the Editorial Boards of Environmental Impact Assessment Review, BMJ – Integrated Healthcare Journal, and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. I’m also an Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Primary Health.
A list of my publications is available on the research page.
I was Chair of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s Global Working Group on HIA from 2015-2017 and was Co-Chair of the IAIA Health Section from 2011-2015. I have advised the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development, South East Asian Regional Office, and the Western Pacific Regional Office on HIA and intersectoral action for health.