May 2018 Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health), UNSW Sydney, Australia
December 2013 Master of Public Health, UNSW Sydney, Australia
December 2013 Master of Health Management, UNSW Sydney, Australia
December 2009 Doctor of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Abela Mahimbo has a medical background and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Management; and a PhD in Public Health. Her PhD was a health services related research, focused on examining policies and practices in immunisation service delivery for refugees in Australia to inform evidence-based approaches/strategies in improving service delivery for this vulnerable group. She is proficient in infectious diseases prevention and control, qualitative research, implementation science and health policy analysis. Her main research interests are infectious diseases, immunisation, refugee & migrant health, health promotion, health equity, social determinants of health, health policy evaluation, women's health and primary health care. She is particularly interested in conducting impactful research that drives policy change.
GSK Independent Medical Education for the education of Australian Health Care Professionals.
A practical approach to travel immunisation in general practice with a focus on visiting friends and relatives and refugee populations.
Mahimbo A, Heywood A.E, Seale H, Zwar N, Kay M, Bissinger W and Smith M
Exploring the impact of a new online educational program for general practitioners focused on migrant and refugee immunisation in Australia (Lead Investigator).
Member- Women in Research Network (WiRN, UNSW)
Member - Franklin Women: Women working in Health and Medical Research
Member- North American Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers
Member - Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
Member - NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Population Health Research - Immunisation in understudied and special risk populations
2017- 2018: Phase 1 Undergraduate Medicine Program, UNSW, Australia (Facilitator)
2018: Evidence in Health Care (92568), University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Internal Tutor)