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Associate Professor, Western Sydney University

Nida Denson is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University (WSU). Her research aims to combat racism and discrimination, with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of various marginalised groups (e.g., people of colour, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who are gender and sexuality diverse). Her research expertise are mainly in the areas of education and psychology. She has been a Chief Investigator on ARC Discovery and Linkage projects and other nationally-competitive grants, projects and tenders. Her 2015 systematic review and meta-analysis which examined the effects of racism on health has been cited over 1400 times (Google Scholar, 2 June 2022). She is also internationally-recognised for her anti-racism work in higher education, with her research being cited in U.S. Supreme Court Cases as evidence supporting race-conscious admissions practices as well as anti-racist education in American schools by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


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    Associate Professor , Western Sydney University