PhD (Western Sydney University), MPH (University of Gondar)
Dr Zelalem Mengesha is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). Zelalem utilises systemic theories to examine inequities in health care access and outcomes. His areas of research interest are sexual and reproductive health, male health, refugee and migrant health, critical public health, and qualitative and mixed methods research. Zelalem is committed to reducing health inequities by sharing insights that trigger practice, service delivery and system change.
Zelalem is leading a number of equity focused research projects aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. The projects, funded by the NSW Refugee Health Services, include: