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Dr Ali Lakhani Snr Lect (Health Sciences) Public Health, Public Health

Ali Lakhani, BBA, MA, MES, PhD is an interdisciplinary researcher with degrees in business, economics, environmental studies and health promotion. He has a decade of experience conducting community-based research focusing on the environmental determinants of health, and since October 2014, Ali has completed consecutive Research Fellowships, partnering with health and social service organisations providing support to ageing populations, people with a neurological disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people.

Ali is a mixed-methods researcher who has led studies which utilise spatial, experimental, and cross-sectional and longitudinal observational methodologies. His Program of Research has utilised innovative methods and technologies to (i) establish the physical and proximate accessibility of health services for people with disability and/or traumatic injury, (ii) investigate the impact of physical and social environments on the health and wellbeing of people with disability, (iii) clarify end-users expectations of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and (iv) evaluate innovative practices in rehabilitation medicine. Furthermore, he has extensive experience partnering with clinician-researchers and service provider-researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical and community-based health practices on the health and wellbeing of ageing populations and people with disability.

Ali’s research has been published in high-ranking journals including: Brain Injury, Disability & Rehabilitation, Landscape & Urban Planning, Health & Place, Journal of Environmental Psychology, and Applied Geography. Furthermore, he has contributed to the generation of over a million dollars in research funding and has led aspects of several Australian Research Council (ARC) funded studies.

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