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Conjoint Associate Professor at the Centre for Primary Healthcare and Equity, UNSW Sydney

Associate Professor Marilyn Wise has 25 years’ experience in the field of health promotion as a practitioner, service director and researcher. Her main fields of current interest are influencing public policy to create conditions for equity and population health, Health Impact Assessment, and contributing to strengthening the capacity of Aboriginal communities to promote health.

Marilyn has been a member of the editorial boards of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Promotion and Education, and Drug and Alcohol Review, and has written more than 50 articles, editorials, book chapters and government reports.

She has served as Regional Vice President and Global Vice President (advocacy) of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. She has also been a Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Marilyn is conducting research to find ways to increase the power of minority populations to set public policy agendas, to frame problems and solutions, and to influence public policy.


  • 2009–present
    Associate Professor, Healthy Public Policy , Centre for Health Equity Training Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), UNSW


  • 1981 
    UNSW, Masters in Health Planning

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Public Policy (160510)