School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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.

Chanchamnap Sok

Chanchamnap Sok

Master in Public Health / Master in International Public Health (dual degree)

I decided to undertake the courses at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW because I was offered an opportunity to obtain the dual degree in Public Health and International Public Health within the three-semester timeframe which is really beneficial and time-efficient. As a non-medical background student, I found the course design at SPHCM is very crucial, flexible, and well balanced between medical and public health perspectives.

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Laurel Mimmo

Master of Public Health / Master of Health Management (Dual Degree)

I was looking to do further study but I wanted to look beyond a Masters of Nursing. At the time I had returned to undergraduate study at UNSW but found the this did not offer the intellectual stimulation I had hoped. I attended the UNSW PG open evening session and considered various options and schools. After speaking with the SPHCM team, I decided to enrol in the Master of Public Health. As I progressed through the coursework I became interested in the Health Management subjects as well. The Dual Masters program offered was ideal.

Shinta Lesmanawati

Dr Dyah Ayu Shinta Lesmanawati

Master of International Public Health (Extension) / Master of Health Management (Dual Degree)

I chose to undertake my studies at UNSW over other universities because of the opportunity of obtaining a dual-degree. The UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine was also the only school offering a combined master's degree in health management and international public health, my particular area of interest.

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.

Profile - Alexander Mann

Alexander Mann

Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence

I decided to undertake the Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence (MIDI) at UNSW to further my understanding of infectious disease epidemiology following completion of my Master of Public Health. The faculty, extensive international involvement, and the unique MIDI course offered by the School of Public Health and Community Medicine made my choice of UNSW an easy decision. The calibre and experience of the academic staff at UNSW played a large role, as rarely can you find such a combination of practical field-based experience and extensive academic experience in the same program.

Dr Rashid Ansari

Dr Rashid Ansari

PhD - Self-management of type 2 diabetes: focusing on the middle-aged population of rural area of Pakistan

I commenced my PhD studies at SPHCM as an external student in April 2016 and was honoured that I was accepted by two excellent supervisors: Dr Hassan Hosseinzadeh, an academic with expertise in health education and health promotion and Prof Nicholas Zwar, a general physician with outstanding research profile in chronic disease management in general practice and primary health care.

Deepanjali Behera

Deepanjali Behera

Scientia PhD - Integrated Management of Tuberculosis and Diabetes using mHealth in India

The reason I decided to enrol in a research degree at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW was because after five years of teaching, research and project management experience, I was looking for a suitable opportunity to advance my research calibre to the next level. The Scientia scholarship support and academic excellence at this global top-ranking university was particularly appealing to me for pursuing the PhD program in Public Health at UNSW Sydney.

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.

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