Husna Razee

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests: Understanding the cultural construction of mental wellbeing and the role of gender in mental well being. Social determinants of health specifically in relation to mental health promotion. Gender equity and health especially gender based violence is of particular interest to me.

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

Qualifications:
BSc (AUB), MPH (UC Berkeley), PhD (UNSW)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member, Australian Public Health Association, Member, Australian Health Promotion Association, Member, International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Founding member, GenderHealth, UNSW. , Member, Mental Health Association of NSW, Reference Group., Member of Executive Committee, SHARE (Australia), Member, Global Health@UNSW, Co-Convenor, Society and Health 3, Undergraduate Medicine Program (Phase 2, UNSW., Co-Convenor, PHCM 9012, MPH program, UNSW., Member, Phase 2 Committee, Undergraduate Medicine Program, Member, OHS Committee, School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Specific Research Keywords:
Social determinants of health, Culture and Mental Health, Gender and Mental Health, Gender Equity and Health, Qualitative Research

Current Research Projects:

1) Health worker performance improvement: evidence from an intervention in Papual New Guinea: Australian Development Research Award grant.

2) Health security and peace-building: Evaluating the potential of health promotion project to promote peace-building in Sri Lanka: PhD research project with PhD candidate Albie Sharpe.

3) Psychosocial distress and wellbeing of Karen Refugee women: PhD Research project with PhD candidate Paula Watkins

4) Efficacy of behavioural intervention for lifestyle change in women at high risk for diabetes in Pakistan: PhD research project with PhD candidate Farhana Shahid

5) Mental health and help-seeking behavior among Iranian students at UNSW: Postgraduate research project with Shizar Nahidi

6) Accessibility of current primary health care mental health programs for women in Makkah - Saudi Arabia: Post graduate research project with Nahla Hariri. 

7) Medicine prices and pricing policy in Vietnam: A case study - PhD research project with PhD candidate Tuan Anh Nguyen

publications

Journal articles
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Harrison R; Meyer L; Rawstorne P; Razee H; Chitkara U; Mears S; Balasooriya C, 2020, 'Evaluating and enhancing quality in higher education teaching practice: a meta- review', Studies in Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1730315
2020
O’Connor M; Rawstorne P; Iniakwala D; Razee H, 2019, 'Fijian Adolescent Emotional Well-Being and Sexual and Reproductive Health-Seeking Behaviours', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 16, pp. 373 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-018-0360-y
2019
Pandey PL; Seale H; Razee H, 2019, 'Exploring the factors impacting on access and acceptance of sexual and reproductive health services provided by adolescent-friendly health services in Nepal', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0220855, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220855
2019
Rao VS; Dahleen H; Razee H, 2019, 'Indian migrant women's experiences of motherhood and postnatal support in Australia: A qualitative study', Women and Birth, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.09.006
2019
Nguyen TA; Knight R; Mant A; Razee H; Brooks G; Dang TH; Roughead EE, 2018, 'Corruption practices in drug prescribing in Vietnam - An analysis based on qualitative interviews', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3384-3
2018
Valenzuela T; Razee H; Schoene D; Lord SR; Delbaere K, 2018, 'An Interactive Home-Based Cognitive-Motor Step Training Program to Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults: Qualitative Descriptive Study of Older Adults' Experiences and Requirements.', JMIR Aging, vol. 1, pp. e11975, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11975
2018
Lopez-Vargas P; Tong A; Crowe S; Alexander SI; Caldwell PHY; Campbell DE; Couper J; Davidson A; De S; Fitzgerald DA; Haddad S; Hill S; Howell M; Jaffe A; James LJ; Ju A; Manera KE; McKenzie A; Morrow AM; Odgers HL; Pinkerton R; Ralph AF; Richmond P; Shaw PJ; Singh-Grewal D; van Zwieten A; Wake M; Craig JC; Kaleidoscope Project workshop investigators , 2018, 'Research priorities for childhood chronic conditions: a workshop report.', Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 104, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315628
2018
Smith BJ; Cheung NW; Najnin N; Bauman A; Razee H; Blignault I; van der Ploeg HP, 2018, 'Reliability and Validity of Measures for Investigating the Determinants of Health Behaviors Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 45, pp. 43 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198117709315
2018
Nahidi S; Blignault I; Hayen A; Razee H, 2018, 'Psychological Distress in Iranian International Students at an Australian University', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 20, pp. 651 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0590-8
2018
O’Connor M; Rawstorne P; Devi R; Iniakwala D; Razee H, 2018, 'Understanding the meaning of youth sexual and reproductive well-being in Fiji', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 20, pp. 1244 - 1258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1424938
2018
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2017, 'Can we improve the approach taken to teaching medical students about hand hygiene?', Infection, Disease & Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2016.09.019
2017
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2017, 'Setting the right foundations: improving the approach used to teach concepts of hand hygiene to medical students', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 95, pp. 355 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.01.006
2017
Nguyen TA; Knight R; Mant A; Razee H; Brooks G; Dang TH; Roughead EE, 2017, 'Inflated medicine prices in Vietnam: A qualitative study', Health Policy and Planning, vol. 32, pp. 647 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw174
2017
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2016, 'Exploring the attitudes of medical students towards a new hand hygiene teaching approach', Infection, Disease & Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2016.09.049
2016
Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'The experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian general practice: a qualitative descriptive study.', Family Practice, vol. 33, pp. 715 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw083
2016
Raman S; Srinivasan K; Kurpad A; Ritchie J; Razee H, 2016, '“We have to ask and only then do”: Unpacking agency and autonomy in women's reproductive health in urban India', Health Care for Women International, vol. 37, pp. 1119 - 1137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2016.1140171
2016
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2016, 'Development and appraisal of a hand hygiene teaching approach for medical students: a qualitative study', Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 17, pp. 162 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177416645345
2016
Raman S; Nicholls R; Ritchie J; Razee H; Shafiee S, 2016, 'Eating soup with nails of pig: Thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature on cultural practices and beliefs influencing perinatal nutrition in low and middle income countries', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0991-z
2016
Raman S; Nicholls R; Ritchie J; Razee H; Shafiee S, 2016, 'How natural is the supernatural? Synthesis of the qualitative literature from low and middle income countries on cultural practices and traditional beliefs influencing the perinatal period', Midwifery, vol. 39, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.05.005
2016
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2015, 'Exploring the approaches used to teach concepts of hand hygiene to Australian medical students', Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 16, pp. 162 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177415580466
2015
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2014, 'Facilitators and barriers around teaching concepts of hand hygiene to undergraduate medical students', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 88, pp. 28 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2014.06.006
2014
Raman S; Srinivasan K; Kurpad A; Razee H; Ritchie J, 2014, '"Nothing special, everything is maamuli ": Socio-cultural and family practices influencing the perinatal period in urban India', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0111900
2014
Razee H; Whittaker M; Jayasuriya RA; Yap L; Brentnall L; Brentnall , 2012, 'Listening to the rural health workers in Papua New Guinea - The social factors that influence their motivation to work', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 75, pp. 828 - 835, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.013
2012
Seale H; Mak J; Razee H; MacIntyre CR, 2012, 'Examining the knowledge, attitudes and practices of domestic and international university students towards seasonal and pandemic influenza', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-307
2012
Watkins P; Razee H; Richters J, 2012, ''I'm telling you ... the language barrier is the most, the biggest challenge': barriers to education among Karen refugee women in Australia', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 56, pp. 126 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000494411205600203
2012
Razee H; van der Ploeg HP; Blignault I; Smith BJ; Bauman A; Mclean M; Cheung N, 2010, 'Beliefs, barriers, social support and environmental influences related to diabetes risk behaviours among women with a history of gestational diabetes', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 21, pp. 130 - 137, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=390902085639798;res=IELHEA
2010
Dharmaratne S; Razee H; Ponnamperuma G; Marambe K; Dawson A; Balasooriya C, 'VIGNETTE-BASED DECISION POINT ANALYSIS (VDPA): A NOVEL METHOD OF EXPLORING PERSON-CENTERED CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING', European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, vol. 3, pp. 151 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v3i2.902
Conference Presentations
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Vuong K; Hermiz O; razee H; Richmond R; zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian primary care', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Colorado Springs, 12 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
2016
Kaur R; Razee H; Seale , 2016, 'Can we improve the approach taken to teaching medical students about hand hygiene?', presented at Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 2016 - 23 November 2016
2016
Kaur R; Razee ; seale , 2016, 'Exploring the attitudes of medical students towards a new hand hygiene teaching approach', presented at Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 2016 - 23 November 2016
2016
Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Conference, Perth, 29 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
2016
Vuong K; Zwar N; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
2016
Shahid F; Razee H; Iqbal R; Jabbar A; Qureshi R; Jayasuriya R, 2010, 'Factors affecting healthy lifestyle during and after gestational diabetes for native Pakistani women: A qualitative study', presented at New Evidence in Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health & Family Planning in Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan, 01 December 2010 - 02 December 2010
2010
Book Chapters
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Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility & migration: Reflections of International Academics in Australia.', in Academic Mobility. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628_2014_11
2014
Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility and migration: Reflections of international academics in Australia', in , Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s1479-3628_2014_0000011013
2014
Balasooriya C; Asante A; Jayasinha R; Razee H, 2014, 'Academic mobility and migration: Reflections of international academics in Australia', in , Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 117 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s1479-362820140000011013
2014
Conference Papers
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Kaur R; Razee H; Seale H, 2013, 'Teaching concepts of hand hygiene to medical students: examining current practices across Australian medical schools', in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, presented at 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013), Geneva, Switzerland, 25 June 2013 - 28 June 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P145
2013
Shahid F; Razee H; Jayasuriya R; Iqbal R; Qureshi R; Jabbar A, 2011, 'Challenges to changing lifestyle for women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus in Pakistan', in Challenges to changing lifestyle for women with history of gestational diabetes mellitus in Pakistan, International Diabetes Federation, Dubai, pp. 291 - 291, presented at World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, 04 December 2011 - 08 December 2011
2011
Nguyen AT; Knight RA; Razee H; Mant A; Cao Q, 2010, 'Root causes of high medicine prices in Vietnam - A qualitative study', in Pharmacy Practice, Centro de Investigaciones y Publicaciones Farmaceuticas, Spain, pp. 50 - 51, presented at 16th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Lisbon, 23 August 2010 - 26 August 2010, http://www.pharmacypractice.org/vol08/pdf/s047-s075.pdf
2010
Books
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Jayasuriya R; Razee H; Brentnall L; Whittaker M; Yap L; Chakumai K; Brentnall , 2011, Voices from the Field: Factors Influencing Rural Health Worker Performance in Papua New Guinea, Original, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2011
Reports
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van der Ploeg HP; Smith BJ; Cheung N; Razee H; Blignault I; Bauman A, 2009, Understanding and measuring health behaviours and related psychosocial factors among women with a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, University of Sydney, Sydney, Diabetes Prevention Research Report Series, http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pubs/2009/pdf/diabetes_mellitus_090099.pdf
2009