A/Prof Freya MacMillan - Director
PhD; BSc (Hons). IUHPE RHPP (Aust).
Freya is an Associate Professor in Interprofessional Health Sciences and is a Health and Wellbeing Research Theme Champion at Western Sydney University. She coordinates and teaches undergraduate and Masters Health Promotion units. In her research, she uses mixed-methods and implementation science expertise to develop, evaluate and translate lifestyle behaviour programs into sustainable practice. Freya has strong expertise in combining qualitative and quantitative research methods to guide program development and for comprehensive and rigorous evaluation. Community involvement is at the core of her research. She co-creates programs with communities, healthcare workers and other professionals to develop innovative community-based and health service strategies. She has a particular focus on models incorporating peer support, that are more likely to be adopted and integrated long-term into practice for multi-cultural groups.