Researcher biography

Sanam Ahmadzada is a Research Officer within the Policy and Epidemiology Group of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR), and an adjunct fellow at the School of Public Health in University of Queensland (UQ). She graduated from UQ with a Master of International Public Health in 2018, after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science.

She conducted a study focusing on mental health, associated stigma and help seeking behaviours among the Afghan community in Australia for her Masters Dissertation and aims to continue her research on mental health of multicultural and refugee communities in Australia and globally. Sanam's research stems from her strong passion for community development, mental health, social justice and promoting multicultural harmony. She aspires to improve mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviours while reducing stigma in the most vulnerable populations around the world.