Hannah Wechkunanukul

Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

• Epidemiological data Correlation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (DatCALD Project) • Digital health intervention to reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes among culturally and linguistically diverse population (DRIVE-CALD Project) • Digital innovation to prevent climate change impacts on health (TAL-Co Project) • Co-design Academic Integrity Model for higher education (Co-AIM project)

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Research interests

Associate Professor Hannah is a senior academic educator of Public Health Department, and a researcher at Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD). Hannah has a background in pharmacy practice, health service management, community health and primary health care. Her expertise covering mixed methods study, co-design, data correlation, systematic review and meta-analysis. Her research projects focus on inequities, inequality and accessibility among disadvantage population specially culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population; health service; prevention and self-care management; digital health innovation; and climate change. Her recent study has established evidence of the delay in seeking medical care for cardiac symptoms among ethnic groups globally and nationally which has assisted researchers and clinicians to be more aware and better understand ethnic differences in health behaviour and the need of cultural competence in healthcare system. Hannah has worked collaboratively with the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) in establishing data map correlating clinical data and population health areas (SA) which can be a useful tool for further investigation, and serve as a resource for education. Hannah currently working with multidisciplinary team involving researchers, industry partners and consumers on digital innovation projects to improve accessibility to health service and empower disadvantaged populations nationally and internationally.

Research interests

• Culturally and linguistically diverse populations • Disadvantaged populations • Health inequities and accessibility • Co-design and consumer engagement • Digital health • Health service and transition care • Preventive care and self-management • Pharmacy practices • Environmental health and climate change • Education and academic integrity • Mixed-methods • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Education/Academic qualification

Nursing and Midwifery, PhD, Ethnic differences in seeking medical care for chest pain among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) populations. , Flinders University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2016

Primary Health Care, Graduate Diploma, Flinders University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Health Administration (Health service management), Master, Flinders University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Pharmacy (Community Pharmacy), Master, Naresuan University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Pharmacy , Bachelor, Mahidol University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1993

External positions

Adjunct Academic, Flinders University


  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • Inequities
  • Accessibility
  • Community-based
  • Prevention
  • Chronic disease
  • Digital health intervention
  • Ethnicity
  • Health service
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Academic Integrity
  • Collaborative and innovative teaching


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