Ghani, Fatima

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Fatima Ghani

    Research Interests

    • Access and benefit-sharing
    • Gender
    • Gender and Discrimination
    • Gender Aspects of Sustainable Development
    • Gender Research
    • Gender-based Violence
    • Urban environmental management
    • Urban green infrastructure planning
    • Urban health
    • Urban redevelopment
    • Urban sociology
    • Urban Vulnerabilities
    • Urbanization and its impacts on human society


    • PhD, Australian Catholic University

    Biographical Statement

    Fatima is a researcher with over 20 years’ experience in public health projects involving communicable and non-communicable diseases, and in health promotion, policy development, data analysis and research-to-policy translation roles informing the Australian and Malaysian Public Health Sectors.

    She joined UNU-IIGH in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and transitioned to leading research commissioned by UN Agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women) on Malaysian and international projects aimed at accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her research interests include producing impactful research-to-policy outputs on socio-economic determinants of health, gender health inequalities and urban health, as demonstrated by her academic outputs, available from Google Scholar.

    She completed a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Public Health and a PhD in social epidemiology as part of the Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable Communities to inform ecological interventions supporting active living and ageing communities, funded by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council.