Personal details

Professor Mark Brough
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Social Work
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Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Anthropology (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Fellow, Australian Anthropological Society


Refugee Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Mental Health, Qualitative Research, Ethnography

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Mark is a social anthropologist with extensive experience in cross-cultural research and teaching. Mark specialises in the application of cross-cultural understanding to a wide range of  health contexts. He has worked with diverse communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee, migrant, urban and remote. He has particular expertise in the social determinants of health and wellbeing and in the role of human service and health professionals in addressing those determinants. 

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural community based research
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Refugee and migrant health
  • Qualitative social health research
  • Role of social work and human services in health promotion
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Teaching Interests

Mark teaches a range of units including Research Methods for Professional Practice, and Advanced Social Work Project. Mark has a particular interest in collaborative approaches to teaching and learning particularly through the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL).


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Mark has conducted numerous consultancies for both government and non-government organisation in the area of evaluation, program design and professional training.  This work has included evaluation of drug and alcohol services,  development of a regional blood borne virus management strategy and design of harm minimisation training.  In collbaoration with colleagues, Mark is currently working on an ARC Linkage Grant concerned with Women-at Risk with Access Community Services Ltd which provides settlement services for people from refugee backgrounds. Mark also supervises a large number of higher degree research students involved in practical areas of health and social care.  This research encompasses a broad spectrum of practitioner issues including health promotion practice, disability practice, community development practice and is based on both local work as well as international work in Bangladesh.

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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Developing Best Practice for Settlement Services for Refugee Women-at-Risk
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Refugee Women; Health And Wellbeing; Settlement