MB.BCh, MSc, PhD, FFPHM, AFPHM
Professor Zwi is Professor of Global Health and Development in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW. He has a medical degree and PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a Masters degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He studied and then worked in London from 1986-2001 - at University College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and North East Thames Regional Health Authority. He was Head of the Health policy Unit at LSHTM from 1997-2000. In 2002 he was appointed the first Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW and continued as Head for four years. In 2011 he moved from the Faculty of Medicine UNSW to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (UNSW) where he deepened his teaching and research in development policy, gender based violence, human rights and social justice issues, often with a health-related angle. Professor Zwi focuses on global health and development policy and practice, as well as their interface(s) with equity, social justice and human rights.
Broad Research Areas:
Global Health, International Development, International Aid, Disasters, Humanitarian Aid, Evidence-Informed Health and Development Policy, Development studies
Board Member, Aminata Maternal Foundation.
Member, Development Practice Committee, Acfid.
Associate, Australian Human Rights Institute.
The Lancet, editorial consultant 2005 to date; Associate Editor Global Public Health journal.
My Research Supervision
1. Post-disaster rebuilding - implications for gender equity and agency in Philippines
2. Drowning in Bangladesh and India - community-based interventions
3. Indigenous knowledge and disaster justice - experience and insights from Nepal
4. Neglected global policy priority: the case of snakebite
5. Essential power supplies: Who and what regulates and guarantees supply to those whose lives depend upon it?
COMD5000 - NGOs and Development
COMD5002 - Human rights, development and global health
ARTS1750 - Introduction to Global Development