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Hannah Wechkunanukul

Associate Professor in Public Health, Torrens University Australia

Associate Professor Hannah is a senior academic educator of Public Health Department, and a researcher at Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD).

Hannah has a background in pharmacy practice, health service management, community health and primary health care. Her expertise covering mixed methods study, co-design, data correlation, systematic review and meta-analysis. Her research projects focus on inequities, inequality and accessibility among disadvantage population specially culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population; health service; prevention and self-care management; digital health innovation; and climate change.

Her recent study has established evidence of the delay in seeking medical care for cardiac symptoms among ethnic groups globally and nationally which has assisted researchers and clinicians to be more aware and better understand ethnic differences in health behaviour and the need of cultural competence in healthcare system.

Hannah has worked collaboratively with the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) in establishing data map correlating clinical data and population health areas (SA) which can be a useful tool for further investigation, and serve as a resource for education.

Hannah currently working with multidisciplinary team involving researchers, industry partners and consumers on digital innovation projects to improve accessibility to health service and empower disadvantaged populations nationally and internationally.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Public Health, Torrens University Australia