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Biography

Dr Mandy Truong is a Research Fellow who works on a range of projects examining and addressing the social determinants of health. At present, her main work centres on a project investigating the risk factors for family homicide with A/Prof Lyndal Bugeja at Monash University. She is also a Senior Project Officer on the NHMRC project ‘Return to Country: A national platform study to return Indigenous renal patients home’ (Menzies School of Health Research).

Mandy is a passionate and highly motivated researcher whose primary research and teaching interests centre on examining and addressing the social determinants of health and social inequalities related to racism, discrimination and gender inequality. She draws on interdisciplinary work within the social sciences to analyse how gender, race, religion and class intersect on a broad range of public health issues, with particular focus on health service provision and family violence.

Her doctoral research involved a case study of organisational cultural competence in a community health setting, exploring client and staff perspectives of the impact of cultural background in health service utilisation and the utility of cultural competence organisational assessment.

Mandy has experience conducting rigorous qualitative research with children and adults from diverse cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.  She also has experience using surveys and mixed methods in research. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Masters of Public Health, University of Melbourne

Postgraduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Optometry, University of Melbourne

External positions

Senior project officer, Menzies School of Health Research

Jul 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • cultural competency
  • race and racism
  • health services research
  • Indigenous health
  • family violence
  • cultural safety

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Research Output 2012 2019

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

Priest, N., Chong, S., Truong, M., Sharif, M., Dunn, K., Paradies, Y. C., Nelson, J., Alam, O. & Kavanagh, A. M., 2019, ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods, 84 p. (CSRM Working Papers; no. 3/2019).

Research output: Working paperWorking PaperResearch

1 Citation (Scopus)

A cultural competence organizational review for community health services: insights from a participatory approach

Truong, M., Gibbs, L., Pradel, V., Morris, M., Gwatirisa, P., Tadic, M., de Silva, A., Hall, M., Young, D., Riggs, E., Calache, H., Gussy, M., Watt, R., Gondal, I. & Waters, E., 30 Jan 2017, In : Health promotion practice. 18, 3, p. 466-475 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Advancing cultural competence in optometry

Truong, M. & Selig, S., 1 Jul 2017, In : Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 100, 4, p. 385-387 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Cultural competence in the community health context: 'We don't have to reinvent the wheel'

Truong, M., Gibbs, L., Paradies, Y., Priest, N. & Tadic, M., 13 Jul 2017, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health. 23, 4, p. 342-347 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

“Just treat everybody with respect”: Health service providers’ perspectives on the role of cultural competence in community health service provision

Truong, M., Gibbs, L., Paradies, Y. & Priest, N., 2017, In : ABNF Journal. 28, 2, p. 34-43 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 6 External research and teaching
  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Non-HDR Supervisions

Health Education Journal (Journal)

Mandy Truong (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Physiotherapy Theory and Practice (Journal)

Mandy Truong (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Journal of Intercultural Studies (Journal)

Mandy Truong (Peer reviewer)
Nov 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Cultural competence in optometry practice

Mandy Truong (Speaker)
Jul 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

Principals of culturally competent optometry practice

Mandy Truong (Speaker)
Apr 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

Press / Media

New study finds family violence is often poorly understood in faith communities

Mandy Truong, Bianca Calabria, Mienah Sharif & Naomi Priest

18/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Domestic violence and Australian churches: why the current data have limitations

Naomi Priest, Mandy Truong & Nicholas Biddle

24/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature