School of Population Health

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QRN Hub: Team

The QRN Hub has sponsorship from the UNSW Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Built Environment, and support from staff in the Black Dog Institute and the School of Population Health. Core activities are guided by the three QRN Hub Directors, Dr Husna Razee, Dr Sally Nathan and Professor Katherine Boydell.

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Dr Husna Razee

School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

In her program of research, Husna Razee is interested in understanding the cultural construction of mental wellbeing and the role of gender in mental wellbeing. This includes a focus on examining the social determinants of health, specifically in relation to mental health promotion. Issues of gender equity and health, especially gender-based violence, is of particular interest to Husna.


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Dr Sally Nathan

School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

Sally Nathan’s career has been focused on what it means to effectively engage consumers and community, in particular those who have been historically excluded from participation and decision-making in societal organisations and structures, including complex health systems.

Sally’s research has focused on the use of innovative methodologies and methods, including a range of qualitative methods to measure and understand complex social processes and social change.  Research has included a focus on consumer and community participation in health, as well as research approaches which engage and partner directly with vulnerable and marginalised communities and the organisations that represent and advocate for them. Sally has published on consumer/community participation in health service decision-making and governance, advocacy by the non-government sector, capacity building for health, adolescent drug and alcohol treatment (in partnership with the Ted Noff’s Foundation) and refugee settlement.


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Professor Katherine Boydell

Black Dog Institute

Katherine Boydell leads the Black Dog Institute Knowledge Translation Committee and is the dedicated expert for Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science at the Black Dog Institute. Katherine’s program of research uses arts-based qualitative methods to create and disseminate research and to translate knowledge beyond academia. She is an internationally recognised leader in qualitative inquiry and arts-based knowledge translation in the early psychosis field. Katherine has a long standing, successful history in the development of innovative methodological approaches to create knowledge and translate empirical research using arts-based methods.


QRN Hub: Advisory Panel

The Qualitative Research Network Hub Advisory Panel has been established to provide advice and guidance with respect to the delivery of support and services provided by the QRN Hub. Advisory panel members provide their perspectives and advice on a range of QRN Hub-related activities, including consultation processes and workshop offerings. As representatives of the QRN Hub, panel members also promote rigorous qualitative research practice, and associated training and support offered by the QRN Hub, in their Faculty/Centre, as well as the broader University community.  

The Advisory Panel currently includes:



Faculties, Schools and/or Research Centres are invited to consider applying for a QRN Hub membership package to support the provision of services to their staff, students, and other researchers. Membership packages are tiered and serve to cover the costs of members’ attendance to workshops and consultations with the Qualitative Research Clinic. Packages run for one year or until funds are dispensed. Please contact Dr Sally Nathin for further details.

  • Bronze membership: 5% discount at $5,000
  • Silver membership: 10% discount at $10,000
  • Gold membership: 20% discount at $20,000

Current Membership:

The Faculty of Built Environment is currently a Bronze Member of the QRN Hub.