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Associate Professor of Public Health, Torrens University Australia

Associate Professor Lillian Mwanri graduated in Medicine from the University of Dar es Salaam and held senior positions in both clinical and public health in Tanzania before migrating to Australia. Lillian has also worked in a wide range of settings including: governments, communities and in academia, both in Africa and Australia. In addition to medical degree, Lillian has a Masters of Community Nutrition Degree from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. She is also a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM). Currently, Lillian works at Torrens University Australia within the Research Centre for Public Health, Equity and Human Flourishing, in Adelaide Australia. Professor Mwanri’s research interests include a wide range of areas in general public, global health, migrants and vulnerable populations, infectious illness including HIV, Social determinants of Health, chronic conditions and health inequities. Her research utilises mixed methods, comprising both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
Key Words: Public Health, Global Health, Health inequities, Migrants Health, Qualitative and quantitative research


  • 2022–present
    Associate professor, Torrens University Australia
  • 2011–2021
    Associate professor, Flinders University
  • 2003–2010
    Foodborne disease epidemiologist, SA Health
  • 1994–1998
    National School Health Program Manager, Ministry of Health and Social Walfare, Tanzania


  • 2010 
    Royal Australian College of Physician, Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2001 
    The University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1994 
    The University of Queensland, Master of Community Nutrition
  • 1991 
    The University of Dar es Salaam, Doctor of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health and Medicine (FAFPHM)