I’m a health services researcher, impact assessor and 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 a Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney. I trained as a social worker and in social research and received my PhD in public health.
I’m an internationally recognised expert in health impact assessment, integrated care, and health equity. I’ve been an investigator on research projects worth more than $14 million over my career. I have been commissioned to undertake research, evaluations and training for WHO, the Australian Government, state and local government agencies, 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 $14 million in research funding, and I’ve been an author of over 60 articles and book chapters. I am on the Editorial Boards of Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 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 have more than 18 years of experience in university learning and teaching, including:
- course and curriculum development
- convening PHCM9391 Strategy, Policy and Change and PHCM9615 Primary Health Care
- acting as convenor for the Primary Health Care specialisation within the UNSW Master of Public Health program
- teaching and guest contributions to other courses
- online learning
- membership of the School of Population Health’s Education Committee since 2018.
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 Kobe Centre, the South East Asian Regional Office, and the Western Pacific Regional Office on HIA and intersectoral action for health.