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Aryati Yashadhana

Research Fellow, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, and Visiting Fellow, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney

Dr Aryati Yashadhana is an early career researcher whose work focuses on socioeconomic, cultural and political determinants of health, intersectional health equity (gender, race, class), and international development. Her research has largely taken place in collaboration with Aboriginal cultural knowledge holders in Australia (NSW and Northern Territory), with a focus on analysing the cultural dimensions of health and wellbeing. Dr Yashadhana specialises in qualitative and participatory methodologies, with a particular interest in Aboriginal ontologies and decolonising methodologies, the way marginalised peoples and cultures interface with dominant health/social systems and structures, and analysing access to health systems and services.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, UNSW


  • 2019 
    UNSW, PhD


  • 2021
    Re-examining the gap: A critical realist analysis of eye health inequity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Social Science & Medicine
  • 2021
    Under the spotlight: The Role of the Chief Medical Officer in a Pandemic, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • 2021
    A health political science for health promotion, Global Health Promotion
  • 2020
    Trust, culture and communication: determinants of eye health and care among Indigenous people with diabetes in Australia, British Medical Journal Global Health
  • 2020
    Non‐clinical eye care support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review, Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2020
    Indigenous Australians at increased risk of COVID-19 due to existing health and socioeconomic inequities , Lancet - Regional Health