Abela Mahimbo is an internationally trained medical doctor, an early career researcher, and a lecturer in Public Health. Her PhD completed in 2018 was a health services related research, focused on examining policies and practices in immunisation service delivery for refugees in Australia to inform evidence-based approaches/strategies in improving service delivery for this vulnerable group. She is proficient in qualitative research, implementation science and health policy analysis. Her research has significantly contributed to the body of evidence on the health of vulnerable populations including refugees and migrants. She has a passion for health equity, and is keen in conducting research that drives changes in policies and practices for marginalised communities.