Our People

Our People

Department of Health Systems and Populations

Our multi-disciplinary approach includes academics, inter-disciplinary experts, and professional staff who support research and study in a wide variety of specialist areas relevant to health.

Head of Department

Name: Sonia Allan

Title: Associate Professor
Tel:       +61 2 9850 2404

Email:  sonia.allan@mq.edu.au

Health Law and Policy; Public Health Law; Global Health Law; Health and Human Rights; Assisted Reproduction; Children's Health

Extended profile here

Academic Staff

Name and Contact DetailsResearch and Teaching

Name: Ms Alexandra Bhatti
Title:   Associate Lecturer (Teaching Only) Part-time
Tel: (02) 9850 2480
Email: alexandra.bhatti@mq.edu.au                      

  • Foundations of Public Health; 
  • Health Protection programs; 
  • eHealth;
  • Tobacco Control;
  • Aid Effectiveness & Coordination of development aid
Name: Dr Liz Schroeder
Title:   Senior Lecturer Full-time
Tel: (02) 9850 6438
Email: liz.schroeder@mq.edu.au  
  • Public Health; 
  • Policy Analysis; 
  • Health Economics;
  • Global Health;
  • Integrated care, mental health, disability and perinatal care

Emeritus Professors

Name  and Contact DetailsResearch Interests

Name: Peter Curson
Title: Emeritus Professor in Population & Health
Tel:(02) 9850 2356(02) 9850 2356
Email: peter.curson@mq.edu.au   

  • Historical and Medical Demography
  • Medical Geography 
  • Epidemics and pandemics of infectious disease
  • Security demographics, population and disasters
  • Population-health-environment interactions.

Inter-Disciplinary Experts

We maintain close collaborations with inter-disciplinary experts who may teach into our programs, supervise student research projects, and/or collaborate in Departmental research and projects. Note other people from across Macquarie University, the Macquarie Health Sciences Center, and externally, may also be consulted and or partnered with, when required.


Environmental Health


Name: Paul Beggs
Title: Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences                          

  • Climate Change; Allergens; 
  • Impacts of climate change on human health
  • ENVS819 - Environmental Health (Contributor)

Name: Wendy Goldstein
Title: Lecturer
Department of Environmental Sciences                                                                                                                       

Global Health


Name: Aaron Denham
Title: Lecturer
Department of Anthropology

Health and Policy

Center for the Health Economy
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Econometrics
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Choice Modelling
Ross MacKenzie
  • Public health policy
  • Global health governance
  • Impacts of globalisation and trade liberalisation on health
  • Tobacco industry 
  • Smoking cessation

Health Informatics

Name: Dr Annie Lau
Title:Research Fellow, Team Leader
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
  • Consumer informatics
  • Health Informatics 
  • E-Health
  • Health Consumer Behaviour
  • ICT systems to improve people's health

Professional Staff

NameContact Details
Name: Ms Diana Turnip
Title: Department Administrator         
Tel: +61 (02) 9850 2356
Email: diana.turnip@mq.edu.au

Department Office Hours - 8.30am to 4pm
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