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Dr. Lal Rawal

PhD (Global Health)
Senior Lecturer - Public Health, School of Health Medical and Applied Science, CQUniversity
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
0293245703
+61 (02) 93245703; Email: L.rawal@cqu.edu.au Alternative Phone
Sydney
400 Kent street - 11.02
Sydney, 2000
About Me

I am currently a Senior Lecturer-Public Health with School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity. I am also an Honorary Senior Fellow with School of Social Science and Psychology (SSAP), and Core Member of Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), Western Sydney University. I have over 15 years of experience in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of large-scale intervention studies and observational studies across countries of Asia and Australia. My areas of research interest include chronic non-communicable diseases prevention and management; Epidemiological studies; Implementation science research; Health systems and policy; Health behaviour and health promotion; and Migration and health. My goal is to generate strong and reliable evidence base that support to establishing the systems and policy for improving overall health and well-being across cultures and background.

I earn my PhD in Global Health from Monash University, Australia, 2014, Master of Public Health from Mahidol University Thailand in 2005, and Master of as well as Bachelor of Education (Health Education) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2004 and 2002 respectively. I am currently involved with various research projects funded by international/bilateral agencies and universities in Australia, Nepal and Bangladesh (for details, pls see grant sub-section below). My substantial contribution to the national and international research projects over the past seven years have led to generating over 3.5 million AU$ (See research and publication for further details).

I have published over 90 publications in leading peer-reviewed international journals, with over 3860 citations, ih-index 41, h-index 27 (available at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=peuw9tYAAAAJ&hl=en), 6 book/ book chapters and over 20 project reports submitted to the international and UN funding agencies.

Apart from my ongoing research and teaching roles, I am also contributing to the international research and scientific groups, including (a) Collaborator to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) group (since Feb 2019), administered by the Institute of Health and Metrics (IHME), US; and (b) Mentor and Supervisor for Publication Mentorship for the first-time Women authors in the field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), co-managed by the Health Systems Global and Alliance for HPSR.

I have effectively supervised to the completion of twelve major postgraduate (Master of Public Health) between 2014-17. I also supervised undergraduate interns and their projects and mentored junior scientists on their ongoing research projects. I am currently supervising two postgraduate (Master and PhD) research projects and also available for future research supervision.

General
Background

Global Public Health; Health Education and Promotion; Health behavior, Non-communicable disease prevention and control; Migration and health

Universities Studied At

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal

Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand

Monash University, Melbourne Australia

Universities Worked At

Purbanchal Unviersity, Kathmandu Nepal

Monash University, Melbourne Australia

BRAC University, Dhaka Bangladesh

Western Sydney University, Sydney Australia

CQUniversity, Syendy Campus, Sydney Australia

Awards

Awards and Fellowships

· Mid Career Research Fellow, Fellowship offered by Central Queensland University, Australia 2019 - 2020

· International Research Fellow, Fellowship offered by Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage, icddr,b and BRAC University, Bangladesh. Original funded from Rockefeller Foundation 2013 - 2014

· Doctoral Research Fellowship at Monash University, Melbourne Australia: Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (MIPS) and Monash Graduate Research Scholarships 2009 to 2013

· Postgraduate Study Scholarship, originally funded from the National Institute of Health, US, to pursue Master of International Research Bioethics (MIRB) at Monash University, Melbourne Australia, 2007/ 08

· Global Leadership Award for Tobacco Control, by Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, US, 2015

Previous teaching

Teaching and research involvement/ roles

Year 2021

Coordinator and teaching –Global Public Health, PBHL20005, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University

Research Supervision and Teaching: PBHL20011, PBHL20012, PBHL20014, Public Health Research Project Development, Conduction and Report write up, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University

Teaching: Public Health Action Research PBHL20006, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Sydney Campus

Year 2020

Coordinator and teaching –Global Public Health, PBHL20005, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University

Research Supervision and teaching: PBHL20011, PBHL20012, PBHL20014, Public Health Research Project Development, Conduction and Report write up, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University

Teaching: Systems Thinking in Public Health PBHL20002, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Sydney Campus

Year 2019

Coordinator –Social Epidemiology PBHL20003, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Sydney Campus

Teaching: Systems Thinking in Public Health PBHL20002, Master of Public Health, at School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Sydney Campus

Co-coordinator - Public Health Responses in Complex Emergencies 102574, Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies, at School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Teaching - Health Workforce Planning, 400843, Master of Health Science program, at School of Sciences and Health, Campbelltown and Paramatta Campuses, Western Sydney University

Teaching - Global Perspective on the Social Determinants of Health, 400841, Master of Health Science program, at School of Sciences and Health, Campbelltown and Paramatta Campuses, Western Sydney University

Teaching- Population Health and Society, 400870, Undergraduate health science program, at School of Science and Health, Campbelltown Campus, Western Sydney University.

Year 2018

Coordinator and Lecturer - Health Advancement and Health Promotion, 400418, Master of Health Science program, at School of Science and Health, Campbelltown and Paramatta Campuses, Western Sydney University.

Teaching - Foundation of research and Evidence base practice, 400863, Undergraduate health science program, at School of Science and Health, Campbelltown and Paramatta Campuses, Western Sydney University

Professional Experience

Summary of the professional experiences

July 2019 to present: Senior Lecturer-Public Health, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQ University, Suydney Campus

May 2018 – June 2019: Academic (Casual), School of Science and Health and School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney

Aug 2018 – June 2019: Multi-site Research Coordinator, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney

Jan 2017 – April 2018: Research Advisor and Consultant, Health Systems and NCDs prevention & Control, HERD International, Kathmandu Nepal

April 2014 - Nov 2016: Senior Associate, Research, Health Systems and Population Studies Division, icddr,b, Bangladesh

Jan 2015 - Jan 2017: Adj. Faculty, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh (Honorary Position)

May 2013 - April 2014: International Fellow, CoE for Universal Health Coverage, Centre for Equity and Health Systems, icddr,b, Bangladesh

May 2009 – Dec 2012: Doctoral Fellow, Tutor/ Sessional Teacher and Research Assistant, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University Melbourne Australia

Nov. 2008 – April 2009: Sr. Lecturer (Public Health), Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS), Purbanchal University, Nepal

April 2006 – Oct. 2008: Coordinator, International Relations and Research Division, Nepal Institute of Health Sciences, Purbanchal University, Kathmandu, Nepal

April 2005 – Oct 2008: Lecturer (Public Health), Department of Public Health, Nepal Institute of Health Sciences, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Feb. 2003 – March 2004: Research and Development Officer, Development Resource Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal

June 1998 – April 2001: Ophthalmology Assistant/ Health Promotion Supervisor, Nepal Red Cross Society, Community Eye Care and Health Promotion Program (CEHP), Nepalgunj, Nepal

Nov. 1995 – May 1998: Technical Assistant, Mid-Western Regional Eye Care Centre, Fatteh Bal Eye Hospital, Nepalgunj, Nepal

1993-1995: Auxiliary Health Worker, District Hospital, Jumla, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal

2006 to present: Technical Advisor, Women Welfare Society, Jumla, Nepal (Honorary and unpaid position

Professional Memberships


Professional Interests

My professional areas of interest and academic/ research skills include:

- Health systems and policies

-  Implementation science research

- Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and management

- Global public health, health behavior, health promotion and education

- Migration and health, and public health responses in complex emergencies

Key Achievements

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3210 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Health Sciences

Public health - Preventative health care

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Epidemiology

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion
• Health systems, policies and health services management • Epidemiological, experimental and implementation science research • Health behavior, culture and practice • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and management • Global health; primary health care, health promotion and human resources for health • Public health responses in complex emergencies

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Preventive Medicine
NCDs (diabetes and hypertension), prevention and management

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Primary Health Care
Community health, health behaviour, health systems and policies, non-communicable disease prevention and control

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