Associate Professor Sally Nathan
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Sally Nathan

2007 - 2013                      PhD awarded in November 2013 

1996 – 1999                      Master of Public Health, University of New South Wales

1985 - 1988                       Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours, University of New South Wales

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

My research program as a public health social scientist is characterised by active partnerships with non-government organisations, including the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health (ACCH) Sector, to improve health equity and opportunities for young people, key groups and communities. New knowledge through this research is used to improve health equity through advocacy, health promotion, and changes to policy and service delivery. This commitment to equity is also reflected in convening of key courses in the MPH program and teaching in the undergraduate curriculum.

Teaching: Convenor of Foundations in Public Health & Health Systems, Community Development & Qualitative Research Methods courses in the postgraduate programs in the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney. Awarded the 2019 UNSW Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research and supervision: Research program involves collaboration with academics across UNSW, in other leading academic institutions and with leading NGOS in Australia. My research program is innovative in its use of multiple methods to examine complex psychological, behavioural, community and socio-political change. Published on consumer/community participation in health service decision-making and governance, advocacy by the non-government sector, capacity building for health development, refugee settlement, Aboriginal health and well-being and adolescent drug and alcohol treatment. In 2018 received the Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision and also the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision. In 2014 received the Dean's Rising Star Award: Significant Contributions to Research.

Grant successes and publications: Career total of over 3.5M with over 2.6M Cat 1 and over 1M in grants as CIA including grants in partnership with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and leading NGOs providing services and programs for at-risk youth. Published 57 peer-reviewed articles with an H index of 17 and i10 index of 25. Recognised impact of research with award of the 2020: Australian Therapeutic Communities Association Excellence in Research and Evaluation: Therapeutic Community Research award for ARC Linkage LP140100429, for contributions to the evidence-base for Therapeutic Communities for AOD treatment for young people.

Phone
9385 1061
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Nathan S; Newman C; Lancaster K, 2019, 'Qualitative interviewing', in Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, pp. 391 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5251-4_77
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Nathan S; Newman CE; Lancaster K, 2018, 'Qualitative interviewing', in Liamputtong P (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_77-1
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hill B; Williams M; Woolfenden S; Martin B; Palmer K; Nathan S, 2022, 'Healing journeys: experiences of young Aboriginal people in an urban Australian therapeutic community drug and alcohol program', Health Sociology Review, vol. 31, pp. 193 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2022.2091948
    Journal articles | 2022
    Stirling R; Nathan S; Ritter A, 2022, 'Prioritizing measures to assess performance of drug treatment services: a Delphi process with funders, treatment providers and service-users', Addiction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.16038
    Journal articles | 2022
    Whitten T; Cale J; Nathan S; Bista S; Ferry M; Williams M; Rawstorne P; Hayen A, 2022, 'Hospitalisation following therapeutic community drug and alcohol treatment for young people with and without a history of criminal conviction', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109280
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bailey J; Blignault I; Renata P; Naden P; Nathan S; Newman J, 2021, 'Barriers and enablers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander careers in health: A qualitative, multisector study in western New South Wales', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 29, pp. 896 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12764
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bista S; Nathan S; Rawstorne P; Palmer K; Ferry M; Williams M; Hayen A, 2021, 'Mortality among young people seeking residential treatment for problematic drug and alcohol use: A data linkage study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 228, pp. 109030, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109030
    Journal articles | 2021
    Burton O; Rawstorne P; Watchirs-Smith L; Nathan S; Carter A, 2021, 'Teaching sexual consent to young people in education settings: a narrative systematic review', Sex Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2021.2018676
    Journal articles | 2021
    Macken S; Nathan S; Jersky M; Boydell KM; Gibson A, 2021, 'Body Mapping in a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program: Eliciting New Identity and Experience', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094942
    Journal articles | 2021
    McCormack H; Nathan S; Varma R; Haire B, 2021, 'Dissonances in communication with sexual health consumers in an inner-Sydney sexual health clinic in relation to health literacy: A mixed-methods study', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 32, pp. 133 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.429
    Journal articles | 2021
    Uebel K; Iqbal MP; Carland J; Smith G; Islam MS; Shulruf B; Nathan S, 2021, 'Factors Determining Medical Students’ Experience in an Independent Research Year During the Medical Program', Medical Science Educator, vol. 31, pp. 1471 - 1478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01340-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cohn A; O'Connor R; Lancaster K; Rawstorne P; Nathan S, 2020, 'Media and political framing of crystal methamphetamine use in Australia', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 27, pp. 261 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2019.1679089
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cunningham R; Bunde-Birouste A; Rawstorne P; Nathan S, 2020, 'Young people’s perceptions of the influence of a sport-for-social-change program on their life trajectories', Social Inclusion, vol. 8, pp. 162 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i3.2828
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gamlath L; Nandasena S; Silva PD; Morrell S; Linhart C; Lin S; Sharpe A; Nathan S; Taylor R, 2020, 'Community intervention for cardiovascular disease risk factors in Kalutara, Sri Lanka', BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, vol. 20, pp. 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-020-01427-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hailemariam TG; Nathan S; Seifu CN; Rawstorne P, 2020, 'Uptake of couples HIV testing and counselling among heterosexual couples in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 32, pp. 137 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1619667
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hailemariam TG; Rawstorne P; Sisay MM; Nathan S, 2020, 'Beliefs and intention of heterosexual couples about undertaking Couple's HIV Testing and Counselling (CHTC) services in Ethiopia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-4947-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Menzies R; Aqel J; Abdi I; Joseph T; Seale H; Nathan S, 2020, 'Why is influenza vaccine uptake so low among Aboriginal adults?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 44, pp. 279 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13004
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nathan S; Maru K; Williams M; Palmer K; Rawstorne P, 2020, 'Koori voices: Self-harm, suicide attempts, arrests and substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents following residential treatment', Health and Justice, vol. 8, pp. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-020-0105-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rawstorne P; O'Connor R; Cohn A; Fredrickson A; Jayasinha R; Hayen A; Lancaster K; Nathan S, 2020, 'Australian news media reporting of methamphetamine: an analysis of print media 2014–2016', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 44, pp. 468 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13030
    Journal articles | 2020
    Schaffarczyk K; Nathan S; Marjadi B; Hsu J; Poulos R, 2020, 'Non-occupational falls from ladders in men 50 years and over: Contributing factors and impact', Injury, vol. 51, pp. 1798 - 1804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2020.04.049
    Journal articles | 2020
    Stirling R; Ritter A; Rawstorne P; Nathan S, 2020, 'Contracting treatment services in Australia: Do measures adhere to best practice?', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102947
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yap L; Jones J; Donovan B; Nathan S; Sullivan E; Davison S; Heffernan E; Richards A; Meurk C; Steele M; Fisher C; Ton B; Butler T, 2020, 'The sexual behaviours of adolescents aged between 14 and 17 years involved with the juvenile justice system in Australia: A community-based survey', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0243633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243633
    Journal articles | 2019
    Field E; Dove G; Witi N; Abo D; Samiak L; Vallely L; Nathan S, 2019, 'Perceptions of the Village Health Volunteer Program implemented in remote Papua New Guinea: lessons for policy', Papua New Guinea Medical Journal, vol. Volume 62, Number 1-2, March-June 2019, pp. 19 - 32, https://www.pngimr.org.pg/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PNGMedJ2019Mar-JunFinalProofs.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fitzpatrick S; Haskell M; Williams M; Nathan S; Meyer L; Ritchie J; Jackson Pulver L, 2019, 'Learning about Aboriginal health and wellbeing at the postgraduate level: Novel application of the Growth and Empowerment Measure', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4708
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fredrickson A; Gibson A; Lancaster K; Nathan S, 2019, '‘Devil’s lure took all I had’: Moral panic and the discursive construction of crystal methamphetamine in Australian news media', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0091450918823340
    Journal articles | 2019
    Milson P; Nathan S; Bunde-Birouste AW, 2019, 'Adopting healthier cooking oils: Findings from a qualitative study among independent food outlets in a rural district in Australia', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 30, pp. 119 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.41
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dixson G; Woolfenden S; Jayasinha R; Rawstorne P; Palmer K; Nathan S, 2018, 'Characteristics of Australian adolescent females in residential treatment who report using methamphetamines', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 37, pp. S384 - S393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12641
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Abo D; Samiak L; Vila M; Dove G; Rosewell A; Nathan S, 2018, 'A partnership model for improving service delivery in remote papua New Guinea: A mixed methods evaluation', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 923 - 933, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.50
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Usurup J; Nathan S; Rosewell A, 2018, 'Contextual factors and health service performance from the perspective of the provincial health administrators in Papua New Guinea', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 18, pp. 4484, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4484
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Vila M; Runk L; Mactaggart F; Rosewell A; Nathan S, 2018, 'Lessons for health program monitoring and evaluation in a low resource setting', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 18, pp. 4596, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4596
    Journal articles | 2018
    Niven H; Jose H; Rawstorne P; Nathan S, 2018, ''They love us just the way they love a woman': Gender identity, power and transactional sex between men who have sex with men and transgender women in Timor-Leste', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 20, pp. 858 - 872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2017.1388928
    Journal articles | 2018
    Niven H; Jose JH; Rawstorne P; Nathan S, 2018, 'They Love Us Just The Way They Love A Woman': Gender Identity, Power And Transactional Sex Between Men Who Have Sex With Men And Transgender Women In Timor-Leste (vol 20, pg 858, 2017)', CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY, vol. 20, pp. 1049 - 1049, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2017.1408285
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gamlath L; Nandasena S; Hennadige Padmal De Silva S; Linhart C; Ngo A; Morrell S; Nathan S; Sharpe A; Taylor R, 2017, 'Differentials in Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Diabetes by Socioeconomic Status and Sex in Kalutara, Sri Lanka', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 401 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539517709028
    Journal articles | 2017
    Williams K; Haire B; Nathan SA, 2017, 'They say God punishes people with HIV’: experiences of stigma and discrimination among adults with HIV in Dili, Timor-Leste', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 19, pp. 1108 - 1121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2017.1293845
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nathan S; Bethmont A; Rawstorne PR; Ferry M; Hayen A, 2016, 'Trends in drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, pp. 149 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/MJA15.01018
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nathan S; Rawstorne P; Hayen A; Bryant J; Baldry E; Ferry M; Williams M; Shanahan M; Jayasinha R, 2016, 'Examining the pathways for young people with drug and alcohol dependence: A mixed-method design to examine the role of a treatment programme', BMJ Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010824
    Journal articles | 2016
    Winn-Dix EA; Nathan SA; Rawstorne P, 2016, 'Informing the introduction of contraceptive implants in the Pacific: A mixed methods study of contraceptive beliefs and behaviours in Tonga', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. 115 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12494
    Journal articles | 2015
    Proudfoot J; Fogarty AS; McTigue I; Nathan S; Whittle EL; Christensen H; Player MJ; Hadzi-Pavlovic D; Wilhelm K, 2015, 'Positive strategies men regularly use to prevent and manage depression: A national survey of Australian men', BMC Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2478-7
    Journal articles | 2014
    Klein LA; Ritchie JE; Nathan S; Wutzke S, 2014, 'An explanatory model of peer education within a complex medicines information exchange setting', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 111, pp. 101 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.009
    Journal articles | 2014
    Nathan S; Braithwaite J; Stephenson N, 2014, 'The scope and impact of community participation: The views of community representatives in an Australian health service', Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 28, pp. 405 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-03-2013-0059
    Journal articles | 2014
    Nathan SA, 2014, 'Meeting diverse needs and providing critical support to partner effectively with consumers', Health Issues, vol. 112, pp. 10 - 14, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=362197511922757;res=IELHEA
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nathan SA; Braithwaite J; Stephenson N, 2013, 'Facilitating the action of community representatives in a health service: the role of a community participation coordinator', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 13, pp. 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-154
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nathan SA; Kemp LA; Bunde-Birouste AW; Mackenzie J; Evers CW; Shwe T, 2013, 'We wouldn't of made friends if we didn't come to football united": the impacts of a football program on young people's peer, prosocial and cross-cultural relationships.', BMC Public Health, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-399
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nathan SA; Stephenson N; Braithwaite J, 2013, 'Sidestepping questions of legitimacy: How community representatives manoeuvre to effect change in a health service', Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Health Illness and Medicine, vol. 18, pp. 23 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459312473617
    Journal articles | 2010
    Braithwaite J; Greenfield DR; Westbrook JI; Pawsey M; Westbrook MT; Gibberd R; Naylor JM; Nathan SA; Robinson M; Runciman W; Jackson M; Travaglia J; Johnston BW; Yen D; McDonald HM; Low L; Redman S; Johnson B; Corbett A; Hennessy D; Clark J; Lancaster J, 2010, 'Health service accreditation as a predictor of clinical and organisational performance: a blinded, random, stratified study', Quality and Safety in Health Care, vol. 19, pp. 14 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/qshc.2009.033928
    Journal articles | 2010
    Foster M; Nathan SA; Ferry M, 2010, 'The experience of drug-dependent adolescents in a therapeutic community', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 29, pp. 531 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00169.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nathan SA; Bunde-Birouste AW; Evers C; Kemp LA; Mackenzie J; Henley R, 2010, 'Social cohesion through football: A quasi-experimental mixed methods design to evaluate a complex health promotion program', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-587
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nathan SA; Foster M; Ferry M, 2010, 'Peer and sexual relationships in the experience of drug-dependent adolescents in a therapeutic community', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. Online, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00227.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nathan SA; Johnston L; Braithwaite J, 2010, 'The role of community representatives on health services committees: Staff expectations versus realities', Health Expectations, vol. Online, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00628.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Nathan SA, 2009, 'Making Consumer Participation Core Business in Our Health Services', Health Issues, vol. 100, pp. 25 - 26, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=292898343011801;res=IELHEA
    Journal articles | 2007
    Nathan S; Greenfield DR, 2007, 'Studying participation in Action: Researching Accreditation', Health Issues, pp. 8 - 9, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/42576
    Journal articles | 2006
    Braithwaite J; Westbrook JI; Pawsey M; Greenfield DR; Naylor JM; Iedema RA; Runciman W; Redman S; Jorm CM; Robinson ME; Nathan SA; Gibberd R, 2006, 'A prospective, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-level, collaborative, social-organisational design for researching health sector accreditation (LP0560737)', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-6-113
    Journal articles | 2006
    Nathan SA; Harris E; Kemp LA; Harris-Roxas BF, 2006, 'Health Service staff attitudes to community representatives on committees', Journal of Health Organisation and Management, vol. 20, pp. 551 - 559, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14777260610702299
    Journal articles | 2005
    Nathan SA; Zwi A; Develin E, 2005, 'An Australian childhood obesity summit: the role of data and evidence in `public` policy making', Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-8462-2-17
    Journal articles | 2004
    Furber SE; Nathan SA; Harris PG; Harvey LA, 2004, 'Medical Students' Opinions on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Use of CAM Practitioners', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, vol. 5, pp. 50 - 58, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=166125292761142;res=IELNZC
    Journal articles | 2004
    Nathan SA, 2004, 'Consumer participation - The challenges to achieving influence and equity', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 10, pp. 15 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY04042
    Journal articles | 2002
    Nathan SA; Rotem A; Ritchie JE, 2002, 'Closing the gap: building the capacity of non-government organizations as advocates for health equity', Health Promotion International, vol. 17, pp. 69 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/17.1.69
    Journal articles | 2000
    Ritchie JE; Nathan SA, 2000, 'Capacity building for international health gains', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 11, pp. 24 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/NB00013
    Journal articles | 2000
    Rotem A; Nathan SA, 2000, 'Team effectiveness in achieving `unity for health`', Towards unity for health, vol. Oct 2000, pp. 29 - 30
    Journal articles | 1999
    Nathan SA, 1999, 'Private health insurance: can it add value?', The Australian Health Consumer, vol. 2, pp. 34 - 35, https://www.chf.org.au/australian-health-consumer.php
  • Reports | 2022
    Smith GC; Vo K; Nathan S; Carland JE; Uebel K; Hieu Dinh H; Shulruf B; Torda A; Kennedy S; O'Sullivan AJ; Palit V; Gallego Luxan B; Velan G; Biles B, 2022, Re-imagining medical student research education - University of New South Wales, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc., Volume 1, https://medicaldeans.org.au/md/2022/06/Research-in-the-Medical-Curriculum-Volume-1-A-window-on-innovation-and-good-practice-2022.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Stirling R; Nathan S; Ritter A, 2022, 'Reaching consensus on the most important measures of performance for New South Wales non-government alcohol and other drugs treatment services', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, pp. S130 - S130, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000862018700224&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Stirling R; Ritter A; Nathan S, 2021, '"WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT NOT EVERYBODY'S GONNA HAVE AN ABSTINENCE OUTCOME": EXPLORING THE VIEWS OF FUNDERS, TREATMENT PROVIDERS AND SERVICE USERS ON PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 40, pp. S136 - S137, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000715073200332&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Reports | 2020
    Bailey J; Blignault I; Carriage C; Demasi K; Joseph T-L; Kelleher K; Lew Fatt E; Meyer L; Naden P; Nathan S; Newman J; Renata P; Ridoutt L; Stanford D; Williams M, 2020, We Are Working for Our People: Growing and strengthening the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, Career Pathways Project Report, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, https://www.lowitja.org.au/content/Image/Career_Pathways_Report_Working_for_Our_People_2020.pdf.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Bailey J; Blignault I; Carriage C; Joseph T-L; Naden P; Nathan S; Renata P, 2020, Career Pathways for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce: NSW Workplace Case Studies Report, Career Pathways Project, The Lowitja Institute, 2020, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, https://www.lowitja.org.au/content/Document/CPP_NSW%20Case%20Studies%20Report_Final_July%202020.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Meyer L; Joseph T-L; Anderson-Smith B; Blignault I; Demasi K; Lew Fatt E; Nathan S, 2020, Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce: Literature Review Report, Career Pathways Project, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, https://www.lowitja.org.au/content/Document/CPP%20Literature%20Review%20Report_Final_July%202020(1).pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Meyer L; Nathan S; Heywood A; Rawstorne P, 2020, 'Public health graduate trajectories: exploring approaches and interest in a national project', Newcastle, presented at CAPHIA Australian Teaching and Learning Forum, Newcastle, 09 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
    Reports | 2020
    Nathan S; Joseph T-L; Blignault I; Bailey J; Demasi K; Newman J; Lew Fatt E, 2020, Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce: National Survey Report, Career Pathways Project, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne, https://www.lowitja.org.au/content/Document/CPP%20Survey%20Report_Final_July%202020(1).pdf
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Fitzpatrick S; Meyer L; Haswell M; Williams M; Nathan S; Jackson Pulver L, 2019, 'Spheres of influence: Postgraduate education and Aboriginal health and wellbeing', Darling Harbour, Sydney, presented at Partnerships for Better Health International Symposium, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 29 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Hailemariam TG; Nathan S; Seifu C; Rawstorne P, 2019, 'UPTAKE OF COUPLES HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A85 - A86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.219
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Hailemariam TG; Rawstorne P; Sisay M; Nathan S, 2019, ''FIRST TEST ALONG THEN TOGETHER' - THE PRACTICE OF COUPLE'S HIV TESTING IN ETHIOPIA', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A85 - A85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.218
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Lew-Fatt E; Nathan S, 2019, 'Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals, Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference June 2019, Darwin', Darwin, presented at Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 17–20 June 2019, Darwin NT, Darwin, 17 June 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Lew-Fatt E; Newman J; Nathan S; Demasi K, 2019, 'Keynote - Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Staff, NATSIHWA Symposium - A Decade of Footprints, Driving Recognition 2019, Alice Springs, NT', Alice Springs, NT, presented at NATSIHWA National Professional Development Symposium, Alice Springs, NT, 09 October 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Macken S; Nathan S; Jersky M; Boydell K; Gibson A, 2019, 'Body Mapping: Piloting and approach to explore the experiences of young people in drug and alcohol treatment', in Drug and Alcohol Review, Wiley, Hobart, Australia, Vol. 38, pp. S69 - S69, presented at APSAD (Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs) Hobart 2019 Conference, Hobart, Australia, 10 November 2019 - 13 November 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12991
    Reports | 2019
    Meurk C; Steele M; Yap L; Jones J; Heffernan E; Davison S; Nathan S; Donovan B; Sullivan L; Schess J; Harden S; Ton B; Butler T, 2019, Changing Direction: Mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia, The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, The Kirby Institute, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/kirby/report/MEH-JOSH_Report.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Nathan S, 2019, 'Keynote - Youth and justice', in PHAA Justice Health Conference, ICC Sydney, presented at PHAA Justice Health Conference, ICC Sydney, 09 April 2019 - 09 April 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Nathan S; Bista S, 2019, 'Examining the pathways for young people with drug and alcohol dependence following residential treatment: a data linkage study, Lisbon Addictions', Lisbon, Portugal, presented at Lisbon Addictions, Lisbon, Portugal, 23 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
    Reports | 2018
    Meyer L; Joseph T; Anderson-Smith B; Blignault I; Demasi K; Lew Fatt E; Nathan S, 2018, Career Pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Professionals: Literature Review Report
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dixson G; Nathan S; Rawstorne P, 2017, 'Characteristics and drug use among adolescents in Australia admitted to residential treatment', in APSAD Conference 2017, Melbourne, presented at APSAD National Conference, Melbourne
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dixson G; Woolfenden S; Jayasinha R; Rawstorne P; Palmer K; Nathan S, 2017, 'CHARACTERISTICS AND DRUG USE AMONG ADOLESCENTS ADMITTED TO RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT', in DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, WILEY, Vol. 36, pp. 29 - 30, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000424000500073&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Nathan S, 2017, 'Community involvement in health services – evidence for practice, NSW Community Participation Managers Conference, 2017.', presented at NSW Community Participation Managers Conference,, Sydney, 16 November 2017
    Reports | 2016
    Nathan SA; Bunde-Birouste A; Croft T, 2016, Evaluation of REACCH: Capacity building in Aboriginal research, UNSW Australia, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, 978-0-7334-3665-9
    Other | 2016
    Nathan SA; Hayen A; Rawstorne P; Jayasinha R, 2016, Address other life problems to get at-risk young people off methamphetamines, https://theconversation.com/address-other-life-problems-to-get-at-risk-young-people-off-methamphetamines-55497
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Hayen A; Rawstorne P; Bethmont A; Nathan SA, 2015, 'Trends in amphetamine-type stimulant and other drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia', in Trends in amphetamine-type stimulant and other drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia, Population Health Congress, Hobart, presented at Population Health Congress, Hobart, 06 September 2015 - 09 September 2015
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Jose H; Rawstorne P; Gonzaga P; Nathan S, 2015, 'TARA BANDU', SOCIAL VALUES AND SEX WORK: THE INTERPLAY OF TRADITIONAL JUSTICE, SOCIETY AND HIV/STI PROGRAMMING FOR SEX WORKERS IN TIMOR-LESTE', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 91, pp. A50 - A51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.142
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan S, 2015, 'Advocacy for future health leaders', in Future Health Leaders Conference, Sydney, presented at Future Health Leaders Conference, Sydney
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan S; Torvaldsen S; Linhart C; Lawson X, 2015, 'Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment', in Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment, CAPHIA Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at CAPHIA Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan SA; Bethmont A; Rawstorne P; hayen A, 2015, 'Trends in amphetamine-type stimulant and other drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia', in Population Health Congress 2015, Population Health Congress, Hobart, presented at Population Health Congress, Hobart, 06 September 2015 - 09 September 2015
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan SA; Jose H; Rawstorne P, 2015, 'The Social and Sexual Dynamic between Gay Men/Transgender People and Their Straight-Identifying Male Partners in Timor-Leste', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Brisbane, Vol. 91, pp. A182 - A183, presented at Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference 2015, Brisbane, 13 September 2015 - 16 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.474
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan SA; Schaffarczyk K; Poulos R; Marjadi B; Hsu J, 2015, 'An older man, a ladder and a job to do: a dangerous triad', in http://aipn.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Abstracts-Book-AIPN20151.pdf, AIPN2015 - Australian Injury Prevention Network, Sydney, presented at AIPN2015 - Australian Injury Prevention Network, Sydney, 25 November 2015 - 27 November 2015, http://aipn.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Abstracts-Book-AIPN20151.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Nathan SA; Torvaldsen S; Linhart C; Lawson X, 2015, 'Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment,', in Using Wikis to promote equitable student collaboration in the on-line environment,, Council of Academic Public Institutions in Australia, Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, Sept 2015, Hobart, presented at Council of Academic Public Institutions in Australia, Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, Sept 2015, Hobart, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Nathan S, 2014, 'Keynote - Partnering with patients: Does representation matter?, Royal Australasian Association of Medical Administrators Health Futures: Partnerships and Networks RACMA 2014, Sydney', presented at Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Sydney, Australia, 11 September 2014
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Nathan S, 2014, 'Not Just Ticking the Box, Making a difference to health services through consumer and community participation RACMA INTERACT Program, Webinar 2014', in RACMA INTERACT Program, presented at RACMA INTERACT Program. Webinar No 24., http://vimeopro.com/racma/racma-interact-training-program/video/95067302.
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Nathan S; Rawstorne P; Ferry M, 2014, 'Predictors and outcomes from a residential TC program', in Australia Therapeutic Communities Association Conference, Sydney, presented at Australia Therapeutic Communities Association Conference, Sydney
    Theses / Dissertations | 2013
    Nathan SA, 2013, What do community representatives want to achieve and how do they operate in a health service context?, UNSW Australia, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/53036
    Reports | 2012
    Bunde-Birouste AW; Nathan SA; McCarroll B; Kemp LA; Shwe T; Ortega M, 2012, Playing for Change: Improving People's Lives through Football, UNSW Sydney, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, Playing for Change: Improving People's Lives through Football, http://www.sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/sphcm/About_SPHCM/Football_United_Report.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2011
    Chua A; Nathan S, 2011, 'The role of staff in a therapeutic community for adolescents', in 6th International Conference on Drugs and Young People, presented at 6th International Conference on Drugs and Young People
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Nathan S, 2011, 'Keynote - Advocacy for Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, Evidence-Based Programmes for Reproductive Health and HIV Interventions, Bali Indonesia 2011', presented at Evidence-Based Programmes for Reproductive Health and HIV Intervention, Bali, Indonesia, 24 June 2011
    Conference Abstracts | 2011
    Nathan S, 2011, 'Research with young refugees in high schools and Intensive English Centres, Doing qualitative research in difficult contexts', in Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine Conference, University of Sydney, presented at Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine Conference, University of Sydney
    Conference Abstracts | 2011
    Nathan S; Bunde-Birouste A; Kemp L, 2011, 'Football United: Evaluating a complex health promotion program', in Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Cairns, Australia, presented at Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Cairns, Australia
    Conference Abstracts | 2011
    Nathan S; MacKenzie J; Bunde-Birouste A; Kemp L; Evers C, 2011, 'he ethics of informed consent: lessons and challenges in working with young refugees in Sydney', in Centre for Refugee Research Conference 2011, Sydney, Australia, presented at Refugee Conference, Centre for Refugee Research, Sydney, Australia
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Greenfield DR; Nathan SA; Pawsey M; Braithwaite J; Westbrook MT; Johnson B; Clark J, 2010, 'Consumer representatives and health professionals’ assessment of accredited health organisations: a study revealing differing world views and expectations.', in ISQua 2010. Twenty-seventh International Safety and Quality Conference: Quality Outcomes – Achieving Patient Improvement -Abstract Book, ISQua, Dublin, pp. 19 - 19, presented at ISQua 2010. Twenty-seventh International Safety and Quality Conference: Quality Outcomes – Achieving Patient Improvement, Paris, France, 10 October 2010 - 13 October 2010, http://www.isqua.org/Uploads/CONTENT/ISQua%20Abstract%20Book%202010%20pd.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Nathan S; Bunde-Birouste A; Kemp L, 2010, 'Social Cohesion through Football', in International Conference on Sport and Society, Vancouver, Canada, presented at International Conference on Sport and Society, Vancouver, Canada, 04 March 2010
    Conference Abstracts | 2009
    Nathan SA, 2009, 'Keynote - Taking it in vs Taking it on: Community participation in health services', in Taking it in vs Taking it on: Community participation in health services, Australian Council on Health Service Executives Annual Congress, Gold Coast, presented at Australian Council on Health Service Executives Annual Congress, Gold Coast
    Conference Abstracts | 2009
    Nathan SA, 2009, 'Research findings: Community involvement in health services', in Research findings: Community involvement in health services, Annual SSWAHS Community Participation Conference, presented at Annual SSWAHS Community Participation Conference
    Conference Abstracts | 2008
    Nathan S; McLure K; Greenfield DR; Pawsey M; Braithwaite J, 2008, 'Taking our first steps together: involving `consumers` in a national study of health service accreditation', in Taking our first steps together: involving `consumers` in a national study of health service accreditation, Involving People in Research Conference of the National Health and Medical Council Health Issues, Perth, Australia, presented at Involving People in Research Conference of the National Health and Medical Council Health Issues, Perth, Australia, 05 March 2008 - 06 March 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2004
    Nathan S, 2004, 'Consumer Participation, Health Inequalities in NSW: From Description to Action, Sydney, Australia, 2004.', presented at Health Inequalities in NSW: From Description to Action, Sydney, Australia, 13 May 2004
    Conference Abstracts | 1999
    Nathan S, 1999, 'Non-Government Organisations as Advocates for Health Equity', in Australian Public Health Association Conference 1999., Darwin, Australia, presented at Australian Public Health Association Conference, Darwin, Australia, 01 December 1999

CURRENT GRANTS/PROJECTS:

2022-2025: NHMRC Ideas Grant $980K. Chief Investigator in grant led by Prof. Angela Dawson at UTS – Health in a New Home. This project will significantly advance knowledge in refugee health by conducting the first national population-based data linkage study and mixed methods research involving a cross-sectional survey with individuals and discussion-based participatory research with communities in NSW and Victoria, Australia.

2022-2023: NSW Department of Communities and Justice $150K contract funding. Chief Investigator with a team at UNSW to evaluate a trauma-informed care program for children with complex mental and neurological needs who are in out-of-home care in NSW, Australia (The Elver Program).

2021-2022: Creating Chances (Social Enterprise) $100K funded via UNSW Foundation. Lead Investigator  undertaking the monitoring and evaluation of their Positive Youth Development programs using sport in schools in NSW, Australia.

OTHER MAJOR GRANTS RECEIVED: 

2017-2019: The Lowtija Institute. Career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, $254,351 over 2 years. Lead Investigator. Project is a partnership with other key academics from UNSW and Western Sydney University, as well as Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organistions and local area health districts in NSW, Australia. https://www.lowitja.org.au/page/research/research-categories/health-services-and-workforce/workforce/projects/career-path

2017-2018: UNSW Medicine funded Qualitative Network Hub to build qualitative research capacity at UNSW, $217,258 over 2 years. Dr Husna Razee, Dr Sally Nathan (SPHCM) and Professor Katherine Boydell (Black Dog Institute)

2015-2019: ARC Linkage LP140100429 funded in 2014; Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach. Investigators: Nathan Sally, Rawstorne Patrick, Hayen Andrew, Bryant Joanne, Baldry Eileen (UNSW Australia), Ferry Mark (Ted Noffs Foundation) and Dr Megan Williams (WSU); Budget:  $477,323 over 3 years including $329,557.00 ARC and Partner Organisation cash funding and in-kind partner commitments of $147,766.00.

2012-2015: CI on NHMRC Grant APP1043693 (Awarded 2012) . Scientific Title: Sexual and reproductive health and behaviours of  young offenders (14-18 years) in NSW & Qld. Budget: $869,730 over 4 years lead by Tony Butler at the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity.

2009-2011:  ARC Linkage LP0989930 funded three-year study: Social Cohesion through Football, Investigators; Nathan S, Evers C, Jackson-Pulver L, Henley R. A cohort impact study investigating the implementation of a football program over a three year period examining processes and impacts on individual health/wellbeing, social inclusion and cohesion in areas of Sydney with high humanitarian refugee settlement. $341,000 plus partner funds over 3 years.

 

2020 Australian Therapeutic Communities Association Excellence in Research and Evaluation: Therapeutic Community Research award for ARC Linkage LP140100429, for contributions to the evidence-base for Therapeutic Communities for AOD treatment.

2019 UNSW Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching

2018 School and Faculty Awards for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Student Supervision

2014 Dean's Rising Star Award: Significant Contributions to Research

2013 UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Young Investigator Prize

2010 UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Learning and Teaching Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Nathan S, Evers C, Jackson-Pulver L, Henley R 2009 UNSW Staff Excellence Awards, Excellence in Community Engagement Group Award, Football United

Current Projects

2022-2025: NHMRC Ideas Grant $980K. Chief Investigator in grant led by Prof. Angela Dawson at UTS – Health in a New Home. This project will significantly advance knowledge in refugee health by conducting the first national population-based data linkage study and mixed methods research involving a cross-sectional survey with individuals and discussion-based participatory research with communities in NSW and Victoria, Australia.

2022-2023: NSW Department of Communities and Justice $150K contract funding. Chief Investigator with a team at UNSW to evaluate a trauma-informed care program for children with complex mental and neurological needs who are in out-of-home care in NSW, Australia (The Elver Program).

2021-2022: Creating Chances (Social Enterprise) $100K funded via UNSW Foundation. Lead Investigator  undertaking the monitoring and evaluation of their Positive Youth Development programs using sport in schools in NSW, Australia.

 

My Research Supervision

DrPH, Primary Supervisor (Joint) - examining performance measurement in the NGO drug and alcohol treatment sector;  DrPH, Primary Supervisor - examining teaching Aboriginal health and well being to post graduate public health students; PhD, Co-Supervisor of student at UTS examining health data linked to records of adolescents who have attended drug and alcohol residential treatment provided by a leading NGO over the past 15 years; DrPH, Primary - Guiding Principles for Health Policy Evaluation in rural and remote Australia; PhD, Primary - The Aboriginal experience of accessing Rheumatology services in a metropolitan hospital: a qualitative study.

Previous research student supervision

PhD, Primary Supervisor - examining experiences and attitudes to couples HIV testing and counselling in Ethiopia awarded in 2020; PhD, Primary Supervisor - examining young adults life experiences following involvement with Football United in 2019; DrPH, Primary Supervisor, examining health systems strengthening in Papua New Guinea awarded in 2018; MPhil, Primary Supervisor, examining the lived experiences of fathers of boys diagnosed with Duchenne 's Muscular Dystrophy awarded in 2018; Master by Research, Primary Supervisor awarded degree in 2017, Factors contributing to non-occupational falls from ladders in men 50 years and over. PhD, Co-Supervisor: The role of peer educators in promoting quality use of medicines among seniors, 2008.

Numerous Medicine ILPs and Honours including: 1) Finding structure and fitting in: The experience of drug-dependent adolescents in a residential life management program, 2006. 2) An ethnographic study of Football in the Park: An initiative for refugee youth in the Western Suburbs 2008 - Community Development through Sport: Lessons from Football United 3) The role of staff in a therapeutic community for adolescents with drug dependence issues, 2010; 4) The role of social networking and an on-line tool in supporting young people post discharge from a residential drug treatment program, 2011; 5) Examining the long-term health and social outcomes of adolescent residential alcohol and other drug treatment services in NSW and the ACT. A feasibility project (primary supervisor), 2013 6) Refugee Youth Soccer primary-secondary school mentoring program; a pilot study 2013 (co-sup). 6) 2-3 ILP/Hons students each year since 2015 participating in research associated with the Youth Pathways study. 

 

My Teaching

Sally is the Convenor of Foundations of Public Health, Community Development & Qualitative Research Methods in the postgraduate programs in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and is  the public health and qualitative research expert member of the Independent Learning Project Committee (the research component of the undergraduate medical program) and has an active role in the delivery of the coursework component. Sally has been recognised for her excellence in teaching and supervision over the past decade with consistently high student ratings of her teaching and as a recipient of the following awards:

2019 UNSW Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching

2018 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision

2018 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision

2010 UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Learning and Teaching Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning