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Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Dr Rona Macniven lives and works on Bidjigal country and is a Research Fellow at the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on falls prevention, physical activity, sport and public health in adult and child populations, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She conducts epidemiological studies and community and population evaluation research studies in collaboration with multiple academic institutions and community groups, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. She has undertaken consultancy work and secondment placements within large Australian NGOs to translate research into practice.


  • 2022–present
    Adjunct associate, Macquarie University
  • 2018–present
    Research fellow, UNSW
  • 2017–2018
    Research associate, The University of Sydney


  • 2018 
    The University of Sydney, PhD