MPH (UC Berkeley),
I am an academic with a teaching intensive focus with over 10 plus years of experience convening and teaching qualitative research for postgraduate coursework and research students at UNSW.
My expertise in qualitative research lies in ethnography and in using creative data collection methods such as vignettes, most significant stories and story boarding for exploring sensitive topics such as mental health, sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence. These skills have been honed through research undertaken in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Maldives.
My area of research covers social and cultural determinants of health, sexual and reproductive health promotion, adolescent sexual and reproductive health education, gender-based violence, social and cultural conceptualization of mental health and health professional education.
I have lead/co-lead more than 15 post graduate research projects and contributed to three competitive research grants that involve qualitative research methods. I have co-authored over 30 peer reviewed publications in which I played a key role in conceptualizing and anlayzing qualitative research components and writing the manuscripts.
I have successfully trained academics and higher degree research students in Maldives, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea in qualitative research methods and use of NVIVO software to manage qualitative data.
2022: UNSW School of Public Health award or excellence in higher degree research supervision
2018: postgraduate research supervisor award presented by ARC postgraduate council in recognition of exemplary supervisory conduct and invaluable contribution to supervision of higher degree research candidates
2012: UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine award for excellence in postgraduate research supervision.
2012: UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Learning and Teaching Award for outstanding contribution to student learning.
2012: UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Current research projects include the following. Except for the first one the rest are all higher degree research activities.
My Research Supervision
Convenor, PHCM2003 (Health Promotion), Bachelor of International Public Health Program
Co-convenor, PHCM9012 (Health Promotion), MPH program
Co-convenor, PHCM9120 (Qualitative Research Methods