Associate Professor Fiona Anne Haigh


Fields of Research (FoR)

Public Health and Health Services, Health Policy, Human Rights, Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment, Assessment and Evaluation

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Research Interests:
Research interests include Health Impact Assessment, health inequalities, health and human rights and interdisciplinary research and education.

Broad Research Areas:
Health Policy, Population Health, Global Health

Specific Research Keywords:
Health Impact Assessment, Health and Human Rights, Health Inequalities, Health equity, Social Determinants of Health, Public Health

My Qualifications

PhD University of New South Wales (2017)

Masters in Public Health University of Bielefeld, Germany (2004)

Certificate of Law Examinations Admission as barrister and solicitor of the High Court in New Zealand (1998)

Bachelor of Social Sciences University of Waikato, New Zealand (1998)

Bachelor of Laws University of Waikato, New Zealand (1998)

My Awards

2013 – 2016 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship

2015 3rd National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, Washington D.C. April 2015, Travel Scholarship

2000-2002 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for post graduate study and training in Germany

1995 Health Waikato Student Scholarship

1994 Dean Palmer Trust Fund Scholarship

My Research Activities

Current Research Projects

  • Equity Focussed Health Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic and Response

  • Climate change health and vulnerability impact assessment framework–Scoping Study

  • Methods to assess the health impact of Australian alcohol companies: a pilot study of corporate health impact

  • Institutionalising a whole-of government approach to chronic disease prevention

  • Identifying a preferred method to cost the health benefits of active transport

My Research Supervision

Supervision keywords

Areas of supervision

Health Impact Assessment, health equity, health and human rights, critical realist research approaches

My Engagement

Co-chair IUHPE Global Working Group on HIA

Associate Australian Human Rights Institute

Member Australian Human Rights Institute Research Committee

Reviewer for  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Health Policy, Pan American Journal of Public Health, Health Promotion International, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Global Health Promotion, Chronicles of HIA, MJA

Peer reviewer for Health Impact Assessments internationally


Invited keynote addresses at conferences in Austria, Korea and New Zealand

Technical support for Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation South East Asian Regional Office

Steering Committee of Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment

Member Housing and Health Partnership (Population Health, South Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health) Greater Western Sydney Area, Department of Family and Community Services, Housing NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Department of Finance and Services)

Member SWSLHD Population Health Executive

Member SWSLHD Population Health Healthy Built Environment Strategic Coordinating Group

Member of Wollondilly Health Alliance Health in Planning Working Group

Member of Western Sydney Health Alliance Liveability and Connections Working Group

Board member Ngroo Education 2017-2018

My Teaching

Course coordinator PHCM9628 Health Impact Assessment

Course coordinator PHCM 9626 Inequalities, Inequities and Health


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