Mrs Sanam Ahmadzada

Living Allowance Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine

Adjunct Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine


Sanam Ahmadzada is a Research Officer within the Policy and Epidemiology Group of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR), and an adjunct fellow at the School of Public Health in University of Queensland (UQ). She graduated from UQ with a Master of International Public Health in 2018, after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science.

Her Masters Dissertation involved a study focusing on mental health, associated stigma and help seeking behaviours among the Afghan community in Australia. Her current major projects at QCMHR include an evaluation of the Multicultural Psychological Therapies Program at the World Wellness Group and an evaluation of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Suicide Prevention Project being developed by the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre (QTMHC). Sanam is interested in transcultural mental health, especially focusing on refugee and migrant communities, as well as mental health promotion and stigma reduction.

Research Interests

  • Mental health with a particular focus on vulnerable populations
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Refugee and Asylum Seekers
  • Mental health promotion


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Journal Article

  • Gouda, Hebe N., Charlson, Fiona, Sorsdahl, Katherine, Ahmadzada, Sanam, Ferrari, Alize J., Erskine, Holly, Leung, Janni, Santamauro, Damian, Lund, Crick, Aminde, Leopold Ndemnge, Mayosi, Bongani M., Kengne, Andre Pascal, Harris, Meredith, Achoki, Tom, Wiysonge, Charles S., Stein, Dan J. and Whiteford, Harvey (2019) Burden of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, 1990–2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Global Health, 7 10: e1375-e1387. doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(19)30374-2

Conference Publication