Researcher biography

Sanam Ahmadzada is a Research Officer within the Policy and Epidemiology Group of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR), an adjunct fellow and PhD candidate in the School of Public Health at The 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.

Her Masters dissertation involved a study focusing on mental health, associated stigma and help-seeking behaviours among the Afghan community in Australia. Her current major projects at QCMHR include an evaluation of the Multicultural Psychological Therapies Program at the World Wellness Group and an evaluation of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Suicide Prevention Project being developed by the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre (QTMHC). Sanam is interested in transcultural mental health, especially focusing on refugee and migrant communities, as well as mental health promotion and stigma reduction.