About us

We are a multi-disciplinary group with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, medicine, nursing, and psychology.

Through our Global Health research, we seek to promote health for all and to reduce health inequalities. In our Women’s Health research, we aim to understand the effects of gender on health and to reduce the health inequalities experienced by women and girls. We encourage and participate in research with other countries and with non-university groups and organisations. With our partners and collaborators we develop ways of using the results of research to inform policy and practice. Our research methods include those that encompass whole populations and those designed to understand the perspectives and experiences of individual people.

We collaborate with partners in universities, research institutes, government, the private sector, civil society, health services, and health professionals in Australia and globally. These partnerships enable our research to be informed by community perspectives, translated to inform policy and practice, and accessible to individuals, their families, and their healthcare providers.

Meet the team

Executive Assistant

Ms Karin Smith

Senior Research Officer

Ms Kim Jachno MBiostats, GradDip BioStatsEpid,  BSci (Hons BioChem)

Research Project Officers

Ms Hau Nguyen BA(Hons)
Ms Sally Popplestone MIPH, GradDip(PR), BSc(Biochemistry)
Ms Ruby Stocker BBiomedSc(Hons)

Research Affiliates

Dr Roslin Botlero PhD, MBBS, M(Gynecology and Obstetrics), M(PublicHealth)
Dr Michelle Brear PhD, BASci, MInt Health
Dr Hilary Brown MBBS, BMedSci (Hons)
Dr Sarah Hanieh PhD, MBBS, FRACP
Ms Tinny Hon MR, MBioethics, BAPhil
Mr Tom Hvala BA/LLB (First Class Hons)
Dr Goma Khatri PhD, BN, MPH, MPsych
Dr Peter McGlynn PhD
Ms Che Mudunna BMedSc(Hons)
Dr Rina Pradhan PhD, MSci(Microbiology), MPhil(IntCommunityHealth), BSci
Dr Salmi Razali PhD, MD, MMed(Psych)
Ms Medhavi Weerasinghe MIR, BA 
Ms Pramasari Wijaya BBiomedSc(Hons)
Dr Karen Wynter PhD, MPhil(IntellectualDevelopment), BSc(Hons)(CounsellingPsychology)

PhD Students

Main supervisor from Global and Women's Health unit

Ms Natasha Davidson MPublicHlth(Practice), MPublicHlth&TM, GradDip(PopulationHealth), BScN
Ms Faye Forbes BAPsych(Hons)
Ms Daye Gang BA, LLB
Dr Harish Kalra FRANCP, DNB, MDPsych, MBBS
Ms Ezra Kneebone BSc, GradDipRepSc
Mr Rohit Shah MPH(Social Epidemiology), BPT

Associate supervisor from Global and Women's Health unit

Ms Yeji Baek MPublicHlth(Nutrition), BScF&Nut
Ms Eunice Wong MPublicHlth(Safety Promotion), MPsych(Clinical), GradDip(Psych), BSc(Psych)
Ms Anna Butlinski
Ms Margaretha Margaretha

Master of Public Health Student

Ms Hemavarni Doma BSc(Hons)

Extended Summer Scholarship Supervision

Grace Ang BBiomedSc (currently in 3rd year)
Meg Ruyters BBiomedSc and BSc (currently in 3rd year)

Mentorship – Professor Jane Fisher

Dr Ashvini Vengadavaradan (Christian Medical College Vellore, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Internship – Mentored by Dr Karin Stanzel

Ms Aishah Segumohamed – Bachelor of Science  
Mr Amarnath S Menon – Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Contact us

Global and Women's Health
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Monash University
Level 4, 553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Phone: +61 3 9903 0291