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Academic Staff

Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste
Senior Lecturer and Convener of Health Promotion in School of Population Health UNSW

Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste, Director of the UNSW Yunus Social Business for Health Hub, is also the Convener of the Health Promotion Program. Anne is recognized both nationally and internationally for her expertise in Health Promotion, Sport for Development and Social Change, innovative community-based approaches for working with disadvantaged groups. Anne specialises in fostering the nexus between practice-based research, teaching and social impact. In 2006 Anne founded UNSW’s flagship sport for social change program, Football United, which promotes social inclusion for disadvantaged youth and their families using soccer/football as the vehicle, and has been featured in an award winning documentary as well as numerous state and federal awards. Football United has been running strong in both Australia and Myanmar where the program runs a significant number of football for peace and social cohesion programs. Under Anne’s leadership, Football United, 2014 together with the Rugby Youth Foundation, has developed the first social enterprise for sport for social change in Australia, Creating Chances. A passionate human rights activist, Anne is on the Board of Streetfootballworld and was state finalist for the Australian of the Year Award in 2016. Anne was Scientific Director of the IUHPE from 1991 – 2002, and Board of Trustees member and VP Advocacy from 2004 – 2013. Anne was recently named in the Australian Financial Review’s 2018 list of 100 Women of Influence.

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Dr Mahfuz Ashraf
Lecturer in School of Population Health UNSW

Mahfuz Ashraf convenes a ‘social business’ course and supervises research/projects related to innovation and entrepreneurship for social impact in resource-poor settings. He brings global social business academic and professional networking with the collaboration of Noble Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus which resulted an establishment of social business center in UNSW Sydney (2015) and University of South Australia (2018).  He is a mentor and coach for start-up companies and supports student led ‘idea competition’ for social impact. His mentorship enabled a start-up (Water Democracy, Australia) winning Young Social Pioneers FYA program award in 2017 for piloting a renewable energy project in Australia and Bangladesh.  Mahfuz is a Lecturer at  School of Public Health and Community Medicine, executive member of WHO Collaborative Centre on eHealth and Assistant Director of UNSW Yunus Social Business Health Hub. He is the Associate Editor; Australia and New Zealand Journal of Social Business, Environment and Sustainability; ISSN:2206-4346.

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Dr Bayzidur Rahman
Senior Lecturer in School of Population Health UNSW

Bayzid trained and worked as an environmental scientist in Bangladesh before commencing his PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Sydney on environmental exposures and the risk of cancer. While undertaking his PhD, Bayzid worked as a consultant biostatistician for several research institutes including St Vincent’s Hospital, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Nephrology and for the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, Prince of Wales Royal Hospital for women. He commenced his position as a lecturer in statistics at the School of Population Health, UNSW in January 2010 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014. Since 2010, he has been teaching the Statistics part of the “Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health” and the Advanced Biostatistics and Statistical Computing course since its inception in 2011. His research interests include multivariable methods, systematic review and meta-analysis, exposure modelling and the epidemiology of cancer and environmental factors, advanced analysis of count data and analysis of data from clustered randomised trials. He is involved as associate investigator in several research projects in Australia, China and Bangladesh including the Skin Health Study, cohort study on arsenic exposure and chronic diseases, neglected tropical diseases and cross-sectional study on smokeless tobacco use, cluster RCT on climate change adaptation in Bangladesh. He is doing collaborative research with other institutions including the Cancer Council NSW, The University of Newcastle, United Arab Emirates University and the University of Chicago. He has supervising and co-supervising several PhD and Masters students at UNSW and other universities in Australia. He has previously taught at the University of Sydney for three years and as a guest lecturer at the University of Newcastle and ran short courses on biostatistics in BRAC Bangladesh, UChicago Research Bangladesh and in the International Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (icddr,b).
Bayzid is a member of the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).

+61 (2) 9385 8660

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Prof Teng Liaw
Professor of General Practice UNSW

Teng Liaw is Professor of General Practice (UNSW) and Director of the Academic General Practice Unit in Fairfield, where he cares for patients and teaches registrars and health professional students and supervises Masters and PhD students from Information, Computer and Health Sciences conducting translational, informatics and data analytics research. Professor Teng is Co-Director of the UNSW WHO Collaborating Centre on E-Health which is hosted by the School. This is the avenue for his global eHealth research and capacity building in the Asia Pacific.  His work in integrating social business practice and principles with health and eHealth is the focus of his work with the Yunus Social Business Health Hub.

He is a recognised general practice and eHealth practitioner, educator and researcher as indicated by his election to Fellowship of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and Foundation Fellowship of the Australasian College of Health Informatics; peer-reviewed publications and invited conference presentations, consultancies, professional committees; editorial boards; and peer-review panels for competitive grants and scientific conferences.

He has an excellent track record in winning competitive funding for his research in EHR-based data analytics and eHealth and clinical research. Professor Liaw’s international collaborative research examines EHR data for their fitness for patient care, quality improvement and research; and quality of software applications to collect, aggregate, link, analyse and display data. He has made sustained contributions to primary and integrated care and informatics research with a focus on cross-cultural health and disadvantaged populations. He has published 120+ peer-reviewed publications and 17 book chapters in the past 5 years.

He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and a Deputy Editor for Journal of Innovations in Health Informatics in Primary Care. He chairs the RACGP National Research & Evaluation Ethics Committee and sits on the RACGP Research Committee. He has enduring relationships with Commonwealth and state departments, RACGP, Primary Health Networks, Aboriginal Health organisations, and international networks in eHealth and integrated care research area.

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Professor Richard Taylor
Professor of International and Public Health, School of Population Health UNSW

Richard Taylor (co-director of YSBHH), a prominent Epidemiologist working at UNSW as Professor of International and Public Health. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney (USyd), and studied Tropical Medicine at the London School. He was Epidemiologist at the South Pacific Commission in Noumea (New Caledonia) and has worked at Monash University (Melbourne), School of Public Health (SPH) at USyd, SPH University of Queensland (UQ). His research and service activities have resulted in 520 publications, including 259 refereed articles (H index 34). His research focuses on the epidemiological transition and non-communicable disease epidemiology and control in the international context, including cardiovascular disease and cancer control in developed and developing countries.

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Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan
Lecturer, School of Population Health UNSW

Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan lectures at the School of Population Health. He completed his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and PhD from the UNSW Sydney, Australia in tuberculosis transmission among household contacts in south India. His area of research includes infectious diseases transmission, health management, international health systems, understanding and application of e-health models and disease management. He is also involved in teaching health services management, communicable disease emergencies and infectious disease epidemiology. He has published his research in leading international journals and conferences.Dr Narasimhan currently researches in developing frameworks for social business, Global eHealth, and sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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Padma Narasimhan


Dr Elizabeth Kpozehouen
Research Associate UNSW

Elizabeth Kpozehouen is a medical doctor trained in China and Research Associate at UNSW Sydney, Australia. She has completed Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management programs at UNSW. Elizabeth has experience in management of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres for Research Excellence. Currently she manages the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) - Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER), previously she managed the CRE Immunisation in Under-studied and Special Risk Populations. She also worked as medical doctor in China.

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Eliabeth Kpozehouen


Dr Myron Anthony Godinho
Scientia PhD Scholar, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney

A medical doctor passionate about Global Health Policy, Myron has organised and chaired numerous Model UN & WHO debate simulations, and recently chaired the Security Council at the Asia-Pacific MUN 2018. With three years of work experience in evidence synthesis & qualitative research, he has peer-reviewed publications in the areas of health policy & systems, health economics, and epidemiology. Myron also enjoys cycling, cooking, photography, and playing the guitar.

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Myron Anthony Godinho