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During most of the 1990s, I worked in France as Professeur Associé at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris; Associate Directeur d’Etudes Associé at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; and head of a research operation at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

After repatriating to Australia I became foundation Professor of Multicultural Health and Director of the Centre for Culture and Health at the University of New South Wales. I am now Adjunct Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.

I have  held various visiting appointments, for example, at Brunel University, and am also Emeritus Professor at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.


  • Award, World Bank Group Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response. Washington DC, 2018

  • Life Membership, Australian College of Educators, 2013

  • Intercultural and International award, Australian Psychological Society, 2006

  • Senior Research Scientist Fellowship, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France, 1995

  • Entry at various times in various Who’s Who volumes (Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Australia, etc)

  • Fondation Fyssen Bourse, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris, France, 1992

  • Margaret Mead Lecturer, World Federation for Mental Health, Mexico, August 1991

  • Visiting Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, University of Alberta, Canada, 1989

  • NHMRC Applied Health Sciences Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 1982-85

  • Commonwealth Medical Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1981-82

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