Profiles And Contributions To This Article

West African refugee health in rural Australia: complex cultural factors that influence mental health

John  Nyagua

John Nyagua

qualifications: MPublHlthEd

contribution: original concept, wrote the first draft

position: Family support worker


I am a community health nurse and primary health care educator but currently working as a Stronger Family Support worker for migrants and refugees at the Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston Tasmania. I have a Masters degree in Education in the field of Primary Health Care from the University of Manchester in the UK.

Andrew  Harris

Andrew Harris

qualifications: GradDipCounsPsych

contribution: literature review, Rewrote for publication, original concept

position: Lecturer


I am a psychologist working part-time with the University of Tasmania Department of Rural Health in Launceston, part time in the developmental assessment of children under 5 yo in the North-West Tasmanian town of Burnie. I am engaged in Masters research study looking at culturally appropriate counselling methods for African men. I have previously worked in schools, in child protection, in family violence and in torture trauma support.

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