Khwanruethai Ngampromwongse is a proud Thai, Wiradjuri and Ngemba-Wailwaan person.

She has a background in public health, gender-based violence and social justice. Khwanruethai completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Major in Health Promotion) at the University of Queensland in 2020. She is currently undertaking a PhD which focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing and health sovereignty.

As Senior Research Administration Officer in the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Queensland, Khwanruethai supports the What Matters Program and is leading the Yarning About Cultural Safety (YACS) study. In 2022, Khwanruethai was awarded was awarded the 2023 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Novice Researcher Grant of $24,861 over two years. This is Khwanruethai’s first grant, and she is also the first person to receive this award from Metro South Health. 

Prior to this role, Khwanruethai commenced her research career with the University of Queensland at the School of Public Health in 2021 as a part of the Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program. 

Read more about Khwanruethai here.

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Yarning About Cultural Safety (YACS)