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Senior Lecturer, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University

Dr Belinda Lewis is a researcher and senior lecturer in health promotion, international health, health communication and inter-professional education. She has wide practical experience working in Australia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka working with a diverse range of major public health agencies, aid organisations, regional health services, local government and community groups.

Belinda has been a lead researcher on projects including evidence-based reviews of health promotion; ongoing qualitative studies of crisis, recovery and community sustainability (Bali bombings; Tsunami in Sri Lanka); and new approaches to partnerships and capacity building for health promotion in both local and international contexts. Her collaborative research and publications have forged innovative links between the disciplines of public health and cultural studies.

Belinda’s recent research is focused on the cultural politics of health (including HIV/AIDS, drug use, gender, diversity & discrimination) in communities experiencing conflict, insecurity and rapid social change. Her current projects in Eastern Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Timur), Java and Bali, are exploring community sustainability and health issues associated with development, tourism, minerals exploration and mining. Belinda is co-author of ‘Bali's Silent Crisis: desire, tragedy and transition’
published by Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield (


  • 2004–present
    Researcher and Senior Lecturer, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University


  • 2002 
    Deakin, PhD
  • 1998 
    Deakin, B.Applied Science (Health Promotion)

Research Areas

  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Studies Of Asian Society (169903)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)