Personal details

Professor Mark Brough
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & 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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Identifiers and profiles

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 critical social scientist who specialises in health inequality. His work is informed by a concern for the socio-political structures which surround health. He applies this lens in a range of cross-cultural circumstances as well as a range of  health problems. He has worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as communities with a refugee background. 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

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Refugee and migrant health
  • Qualitative social health research
  • Role of social work and human services in health promotion
This information has been contributed by Professor Mark Brough.


Teaching Interests

Mark teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels predominantly in the area of social research including Social Research for Social Change. Mark has a particular interest in collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. He is also a very experienced supervisor of higher degree research students.


This information has been contributed by Professor Mark Brough.


Mark has conducted numerous consultancies for both government and non-government organisation in the area of evaluation, program design and professional training.  He has also undertaken significant research funded through the Australian Research Council in the area of refugee settlement.  His research and service in the area if Indigenous health includes work for the Lowitja Institute in the area of Indigenous health workforce, and also includes a long established partnership with the Cherbourg community in supporting QUT student placements which meet the needs of the community.

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, national and international projects.

This information has been contributed by Professor Mark Brough.


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