School of Population Health

Student Profiles

Find out what students have to say about their experiences in our programs. Click on the names below to read testimonials about what they enjoyed the most in their coursework and research programs and how it will make a difference to their careers.

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Robert Stirling

Professional Doctorate of Public Health - Performance measurement in alcohol and other drug treatment services

The Professional Doctorate of Public Health Program at UNSW provides me with an opportunity to undertake applied research in the workplace that directly relates to my role. I represent the non-government alcohol and other drugs treatment sector in NSW, and the idea for my study has come about from the direct need of the sector. It also responds to a priority under the National Drug Strategy and is supported by funders of treatment here in NSW and nationally. Additionally, my academic supervisors at UNSW are experts in my area of research.

Myron Gohindo

Dr Myron A Godinho

Scientia PhD Scholor - Developing and testing a framework for using Digital Health, Social Enterprise & Citizen Engagement in delivery of Integrated People-Centered Health Services

Deciding to accept a PhD scholarship at a university that is ranked among the top 50 in the world, while working on globally relevant research at a WHO Collaborating Centre is a relatively easy decision to make. Having studied medicine, I’ve always been aware of the limits of a hospital-focused approach to health, leading me to pursue public health, which I like to think of as ‘everything to do with health outside of the hospital’.

James Obol

James Obol

PhD - Cervical cancer screening in two districts of Acholi sub-region in Uganda: Accessibility, uptake and challenges to services

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW offer a conducive research environment for students who want to gain both knowledge and skills in designing and conducting cutting edge research which have great impact on the lives of the vulnerable members in society.

Poshan Thapa

Poshan Thapa

PhD in Public Health - Integration of informal healthcare providers in tuberculosis reporting system: A mHealth initiative in India

The reason I decided to enrol in a research degree at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW was because I was inspired by the UNSW 2025 strategic plan which aims to support researchers to tackle real-world problems. Furthermore, the School of Public Health and Community Health is a leader in Public Health education with a vibrant research and academic environment.