Dr Husna   Razee
Senior Lecturer

Dr Husna Razee

Medicine & Health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Research Interests: Understanding the cultural construction of mental wellbeing and the role of gender in mental well being. Social determinants of health specifically in relation to mental health promotion. Gender equity and health especially gender based violence is of particular interest to me.

Broad Research Areas:
Health Promotion, Global Health, Population Health

Qualifications:
BSc (AUB), MPH (UC Berkeley), PhD (UNSW)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Australian Public Health Association, Member, Australian Health Promotion Association, Member, International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Founding member, GenderHealth, UNSW. , Member, Mental Health Association of NSW, Reference Group., Member of Executive Committee, SHARE (Australia), Member, Global Health@UNSW, Co-Convenor, Society and Health 3, Undergraduate Medicine Program (Phase 2, UNSW., Co-Convenor, PHCM 9012, MPH program, UNSW., Member, Phase 2 Committee, Undergraduate Medicine Program, Member, OHS Committee, School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Specific Research Keywords:
Social determinants of health, Culture and Mental Health, Gender and Mental Health, Gender Equity and Health, Qualitative Research

Current Research Projects:

1) Health worker performance improvement: evidence from an intervention in Papual New Guinea: Australian Development Research Award grant.

2) Health security and peace-building: Evaluating the potential of health promotion project to promote peace-building in Sri Lanka: PhD research project with PhD candidate Albie Sharpe.

3) Psychosocial distress and wellbeing of Karen Refugee women: PhD Research project with PhD candidate Paula Watkins

4) Efficacy of behavioural intervention for lifestyle change in women at high risk for diabetes in Pakistan: PhD research project with PhD candidate Farhana Shahid

5) Mental health and help-seeking behavior among Iranian students at UNSW: Postgraduate research project with Shizar Nahidi

6) Accessibility of current primary health care mental health programs for women in Makkah - Saudi Arabia: Post graduate research project with Nahla Hariri. 

7) Medicine prices and pricing policy in Vietnam: A case study - PhD research project with PhD candidate Tuan Anh Nguyen

Phone
02 9385 8317

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Husna Razee
    Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility and migration: Reflections of international academics in Australia', in Academic Mobility, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s1479-362820140000011013
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Husna Razee
    Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility & migration: Reflections of International Academics in Australia.', in Academic Mobility. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628_2014_11
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Husna Razee
    Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility and migration: Reflections of international academics in Australia', in Academic Mobility, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s1479-3628_2014_0000011013
    Books | 2011
    Dr Husna Razee
    Jayasuriya R; Razee H; Brentnall L; Whittaker M; Yap L; Chakumai K; Brentnall , 2011, Voices from the Field: Factors Influencing Rural Health Worker Performance in Papua New Guinea, Original, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Husna Razee
    Rao VS; Dahlen HG; Razee H, 2020, 'Indian migrant women's experiences of motherhood and postnatal support in Australia: A qualitative study', Women and Birth, vol. 33, pp. 479 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.09.006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Husna Razee
    Sharpe A; Razee H; Zwi A, 2020, 'Did human security forget the humans? Critically assessing evaluations of interventions with a human security dimension in Sri Lanka', Conflict, Security and Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14678802.2020.1800954
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Husna Razee
    Setio K; Pardosi J; Beek K; Razee H, 2020, 'The risk and protective factors for risky sexual behaviors among school-aged adolescents in Indonesia', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.998
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Husna Razee
    Harrison R; Meyer L; Rawstorne P; Razee H; Chitkara U; Mears S; Balasooriya C, 2020, 'Evaluating and enhancing quality in higher education teaching practice: a meta- review', Studies in Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1730315
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Husna Razee
    Pandey PL; Seale H; Razee H, 2019, 'Exploring the factors impacting on access and acceptance of sexual and reproductive health services provided by adolescent-friendly health services in Nepal', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0220855, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220855
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Husna Razee
    O’Connor M; Rawstorne P; Iniakwala D; Razee H, 2019, 'Fijian Adolescent Emotional Well-Being and Sexual and Reproductive Health-Seeking Behaviours', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 16, pp. 373 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-018-0360-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Smith BJ; Cheung NW; Najnin N; Bauman A; Razee H; Blignault I; van der Ploeg HP, 2018, 'Reliability and Validity of Measures for Investigating the Determinants of Health Behaviors Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 45, pp. 43 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198117709315
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Nguyen TA; Knight R; Mant A; Razee H; Brooks G; Dang TH; Roughead EE, 2018, 'Corruption practices in drug prescribing in Vietnam - An analysis based on qualitative interviews', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3384-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Valenzuela T; Razee H; Schoene D; Lord SR; Delbaere K, 2018, 'An interactive home-based cognitive-motor step training program to reduce fall risk in older adults: Qualitative descriptive study of older adults' experiences and requirements', JMIR Aging, vol. 1, pp. e11975, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11975
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    O’Connor M; Rawstorne P; Devi R; Iniakwala D; Razee H, 2018, 'Understanding the meaning of youth sexual and reproductive well-being in Fiji', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 20, pp. 1244 - 1258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1424938
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Lopez-Vargas P; Tong A; Crowe S; Alexander SI; Caldwell PHY; Campbell DE; Couper J; Davidson A; De S; Fitzgerald DA; Haddad S; Hill S; Howell M; Jaffe A; James LJ; Ju A; Manera KE; McKenzie A; Morrow AM; Odgers HL; Pinkerton R; Ralph AF; Richmond P; Shaw PJ; Singh-Grewal D; van Zwieten A; Wake M; Craig JC; Kaleidoscope Project workshop investigators , 2018, 'Research priorities for childhood chronic conditions: a workshop report.', Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 104, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315628
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Warren R; Lambert S; Razee H, 2018, 'The Dietary Behaviours of Cancer Caregivers: Preliminary Findings on How Becoming a Cancer Caregiver Might Influence Food Choices and Dietary Behaviours in the Carer Compared With Pre-Caring', Journal of Global Oncology, vol. 4, pp. 104s - 104s, http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/jgo.18.33000
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Nahidi S; Blignault I; Hayen A; Razee H, 2018, 'Psychological Distress in Iranian International Students at an Australian University', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 20, pp. 651 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0590-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2017, 'Setting the right foundations: improving the approach used to teach concepts of hand hygiene to medical students', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 95, pp. 355 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.01.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Husna Razee
    Nguyen TA; Knight R; Mant A; Razee H; Brooks G; Dang TH; Roughead EE, 2017, 'Inflated medicine prices in Vietnam: A qualitative study', Health Policy and Planning, vol. 32, pp. 647 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw174
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2017, 'Can we improve the approach taken to teaching medical students about hand hygiene?', Infection, Disease & Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2016.09.019
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Raman S; Nicholls R; Ritchie J; Razee H; Shafiee S, 2016, 'Eating soup with nails of pig: Thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature on cultural practices and beliefs influencing perinatal nutrition in low and middle income countries', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0991-z
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2016, 'Development and appraisal of a hand hygiene teaching approach for medical students: a qualitative study', Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 17, pp. 162 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177416645345
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Raman S; Srinivasan K; Kurpad A; Ritchie J; Razee H, 2016, '“We have to ask and only then do”: Unpacking agency and autonomy in women's reproductive health in urban India', Health Care for Women International, vol. 37, pp. 1119 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2016.1140171
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Raman S; Nicholls R; Ritchie J; Razee H; Shafiee S, 2016, 'How natural is the supernatural? Synthesis of the qualitative literature from low and middle income countries on cultural practices and traditional beliefs influencing the perinatal period', Midwifery, vol. 39, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.05.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'The experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian general practice: a qualitative descriptive study.', Family Practice, vol. 33, pp. 715 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw083
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2016, 'Exploring the attitudes of medical students towards a new hand hygiene teaching approach', Infection, Disease & Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2016.09.049
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2015, 'Exploring the approaches used to teach concepts of hand hygiene to Australian medical students', Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 16, pp. 162 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177415580466
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Husna Razee
    Dharmaratne S; Razee H; Ponnamperuma G; Marambe K; Dawson A; Balasooriya C, 2015, 'VIGNETTE-BASED DECISION POINT ANALYSIS (VDPA): A NOVEL METHOD OF EXPLORING PERSON-CENTERED CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING', European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, vol. 3, pp. 151 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v3i2.902
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Husna Razee
    Raman S; Srinivasan K; Kurpad A; Razee H; Ritchie J, 2014, '"Nothing special, everything is maamuli ": Socio-cultural and family practices influencing the perinatal period in urban India', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0111900
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2014, 'Facilitators and barriers around teaching concepts of hand hygiene to undergraduate medical students', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 88, pp. 28 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2014.06.006
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Husna Razee
    Razee H; Whittaker M; Jayasuriya RA; Yap L; Brentnall L; Brentnall , 2012, 'Listening to the rural health workers in Papua New Guinea - The social factors that influence their motivation to work', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 75, pp. 828 - 835, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Husna Razee
    Seale H; Mak J; Razee H; MacIntyre CR, 2012, 'Examining the knowledge, attitudes and practices of domestic and international university students towards seasonal and pandemic influenza', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-307
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Husna Razee
    Watkins P; Razee H; Richters J, 2012, ''I'm telling you ... the language barrier is the most, the biggest challenge': barriers to education among Karen refugee women in Australia', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 56, pp. 126 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000494411205600203
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Husna Razee
    Razee H; van der Ploeg HP; Blignault I; Smith BJ; Bauman A; Mclean M; Cheung N, 2010, 'Beliefs, barriers, social support and environmental influences related to diabetes risk behaviours among women with a history of gestational diabetes', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 21, pp. 130 - 137, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=390902085639798;res=IELHEA
  • Reports | 2009
    Dr Husna Razee
    van der Ploeg HP; Smith BJ; Cheung N; Razee H; Blignault I; Bauman A, 2009, Understanding and measuring health behaviours and related psychosocial factors among women with a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, University of Sydney, Sydney, Diabetes Prevention Research Report Series, http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2009/pdf/diabetes_mellitus_090099.pdf
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Dr Husna Razee
    Meyer L; Balasooriya C; Harrison R; Rawstorne P; Razee H, 2021, 'Piloting formative peer review of teaching: strengthening academic professional development', presented at HERDSA 2021 Conference, Brisbane, 30 June 2021 - 03 July 2021
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R, 2018, Improving the knowledge and receptiveness of medical students towards hand hygiene: Exploring new approaches, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/59810
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Conference, Perth, 29 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Vuong K; Zwar N; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee ; seale , 2016, 'Exploring the attitudes of medical students towards a new hand hygiene teaching approach', presented at Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 2016 - 23 November 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale , 2016, 'Can we improve the approach taken to teaching medical students about hand hygiene?', presented at Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 2016 - 23 November 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Husna Razee
    Vuong K; Hermiz O; razee H; Richmond R; zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian primary care', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Colorado Springs, 12 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2013, 'Teaching the concepts of hand hygiene to undergraduate medical students: the views of key stakeholders', in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, presented at 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, 25 June 2013 - 28 June 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P143
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Husna Razee
    Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2013, 'Teaching concepts of hand hygiene to medical students: examining current practices across Australian medical schools', in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, presented at 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, 25 June 2013 - 28 June 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P145
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Husna Razee
    Shahid F; Razee H; Jayasuriya R; Iqbal R; Qureshi R; Jabbar A, 2011, 'Challenges to changing lifestyle for women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus in Pakistan', in Challenges to changing lifestyle for women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus in Pakistan, International Diabetes Federation, Dubai, pp. 291 - 291, presented at World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, 04 December 2011 - 08 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Husna Razee
    Nguyen AT; Knight RA; Razee H; Mant A; Cao Q, 2010, 'Root causes of high medicine prices in Vietnam - A qualitative study', in Pharmacy Practice, Centro de Investigaciones y Publicaciones Farmaceuticas, Spain, pp. 50 - 51, presented at 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Lisbon, 23 August 2010 - 26 August 2010, http://www.pharmacypractice.org/vol08/pdf/s047-s075.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Husna Razee
    Shahid F; Razee H; Iqbal R; Jabbar A; Qureshi R; Jayasuriya R, 2010, 'Factors affecting healthy lifestyle during and after gestational diabetes for native Pakistani women: A qualitative study', presented at New Evidence in Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health & Family Planning in Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan, 01 December 2010 - 02 December 2010

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