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 GradCertHRMgt, BPsychSc, DipHRMgt, DipBus

Senior Research Officer

Ms Kim Jachno PhD, 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 Michelle Brear PhD, BASci, MInt Health
Dr Hilary Brown MBBS, BMedSci (Hons)
Dr Sarah Hanieh PhD, MBBS, FRACP
Dr Rina Pradhan PhD, MSci(Microbiology), MPhil(IntCommunityHealth), BSci
Dr Salmi Razali PhD, MD, MMed(Psych)
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)
Dr Harish Kalra FRANCP, DNB, MDPsych, MBBS
Ms Ezra Kneebone BSc, GradDipRepSc
Ms Che Mudunna BMedSc(Hons) 
Mr Rohit Shah MPH(Social Epidemiology), BPT
Ms Medhavi Weerasinghe MIR, BA

Associate supervisor from Global and Women's Health unit

Ms Yeji Baek MPublicHlth(Nutrition), BScF&Nut
Ms Daye Gang BA, LLB
Fiona Hore-Lacey
Ms Margaretha Margaretha
Nina Quin
Ms Eunice Wong MPublicHlth(Safety Promotion), MPsych(Clinical), GradDip(Psych), BSc(Psych)

Honours Student

Sethini Wickramasinghe BMedSc

Mentorship – Professor Jane Fisher

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

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