Distinguished Professor Andre Renzaho was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has lived in Australia over 22 years. He is a qualified global development and international public health practitioner, and currently Professor of Humanitarian Development Studies, Discipline Course Leader and Director of Academic program, Western Sydney University.
Professor Andre Renzaho
Prior to joining WSU he was the Director of Migration, Social Disadvantage, and Health Programs within the Global Society Unit, the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University. With a background in Global Health and International Development, he has professional experience in complex (protracted) humanitarian emergencies and development practice, global public health, and nutrition epidemiology including the epidemiology of non-chronic diseases and cardiovascular diseases among migrant populations.
Professor Andre says his mission is to “confront healthy inequities from an international, multidisciplinary perspective”.
From 2003 to 2006, he oversaw the evaluation of more than 40 AusAID NGO Cooperation Programs with World Vision Australia covering Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Pacific, and Asia; and acted as the Technical Director of the Impact Assessment of Australian Aid for the Bougainville Infrastructure. He has worked with a number of United Nations including working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and the United Nations Children’s Fund and international non-government organisations such as Care Australia, Concern Worldwide, Médecins Sans Frontières.
Professor Renzaho has consulted extensively for State and Commonwealth Governments in Australia and overseas. His research interests are global development and health including international development practice, public health prevention and systems in emergency response in resource poor settings, health promotion and policy, disaster epidemiology, and the health and socio-economic impacts of migration.
Professor Renzaho has taught globally including teaching at Columbia University (USA), Makerere University (Uganda), James Cook University, Deakin University, Monash University, the Australian National University, Western Sydney University, and the Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health.