Professor Rafat Hussain

Adjunct Professor - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Rural Medicine

Rafat Hussain


Professor Hussain's academic background spans clinical medicine, public health, and health services management. She has expertise across a range of disciplinary areas, and has taught across a variety of units in public health, health management, international health, health promotion, health sciences and research methodologies, and across a range of courses and awards from Bachelors and Masters to Doctoral students.

She has published extensively in high quality international journals and positively reviewed books. Many of her research publications are widely cited.  She also has presented papers at over 100 research conferences and symposia. Before taking up her current position at Centre for Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) ANU,

Professor Hussain was instrumental in establishing the School of Rural Medicine (SRM) at UNE. She worked in a number of senior administrative positions including Deputy Head of School; Acting Head of School (Aug 2010 – Sept 2011); Research Coordinator across the Schools of Health & Rural Medicine (2008-10); and Coordinator of Postgraduate Research.


  • PhD (1998). Epidemiology & Population Health, Australian National University. Australia
  • Master of Public Health (1990). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • MBBS (1984). Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan.