• 45 Citations
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Personal profile


I am a public health practitioner and teaching fellow, with a clinical background in physiotherapy that joined Macquarie University in February 2016.

My varied practice in the field of public health across a range of sectors and portfolio areas over 10 years and additional 7 years working as a physiotherapist allows me to draw on these experiences and apply them to my teaching. Areas of work have included immunisation, policy, global health, climate change, tobacco control and eHealth.

I also work as a freelance Health Research Analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London, where I provide critical appraisal of a wide variety of health research for various audiences.  

I teach into the Master of Public Health and am the unit convenor of the Foundations of Public Health unit and the Innovations in Leadership, Teamwork and Advocacy unit.

In 2018 I was awarded a Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Citation Award for creating an interactive and engaging online learning environment for students.


Education/Academic qualification

Master of International Public Health, with merit, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Applied Science, Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

External positions

Freelance Health Research Analyst, The Economist Intelligence Unit

2012 → …

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

  • 45 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article

Conferences as coaching opportunities: a case study of an assignment incorporating student-produced videos

Hickling, S., Bhatti, A. & Bowles, D. C., 2019, In : Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 5, 3, p. 214-222 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

public health

Talking about a nanny nation: investigating the rhetoric framing public health debates in Australian news media

Chau, J., Kite, J., Ronto, R., Bhatti, A. & Bonfiglioli, C., 25 Sep 2019, In : Public Health Research and Practice. 29, 3, p. 1-8 8 p., e2931922.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Public Health
Public Policy
Head Protective Devices

An electronic clinical decision support tool to assist primary care providers in cardiovascular disease risk management: Development and mixed methods evaluation

Peiris, D. P., Joshi, R., Webster, R. J., Groenestein, P., Usherwood, T. P., Heeley, E., Turnbull, F. M., Lipman, A. & Patel, A. A., Oct 2009, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 11, 4, p. 1-17 17 p., e51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Risk Management
Disease Management
Primary Health Care
General Practitioners