Andre Renzaho

Prof Andre Renzaho

Distinguished Professor
Institution: Western Sydney University
Current Insitution Location: Australia

Phone Number: +61401807249
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Locked Bag 1797, Penrith 2751 NSW Australia

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Distinguished Professor Renzaho joined Western Sydney University in 2015. Prior to that, 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, migration and health, international public health, and nutrition epidemiology. 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 Care Australia, Concern Worldwide, Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and the United Nations Children's Fund. Professor Renzaho has also undertaken consultancy work for UN agencies, INGOs, and State and Commonwealth Governments in Australia and overseas. He has been a member of a number of governmental and non-governmental Boards, Committees, Expert Panels, and Taskforce. He is on editorial boards of international journals and currently a Chief Investigator on category 1 grants. He has published more than 180 papers and attracted more than $8.5 million in national competitive grants.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Left -behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Community participation in health
Disaster preparedness and response
Disease surveillance
Evidence-based reviews
Health and human rights
Health communication
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Health systems research
Humanitarian health interventions
Labour migration and health
Maternal and child health
Medical anthropology
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases (NCD)
Preventive medicine
Primary health care
Public Health
Refugee health
Sexual and reproductive health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Acculturation and obesity among migrant populations in high income countries – a systematic review Maryam Delavari, Anders Larrabee Sønderlund, Boyd Swinburn, David Mellor and Andre Renzaho 2013
Parenting, role reversals and the preservation of cultural values among Arabic speaking migrant families in Melbourne, Australia A.M.N.Renzaho, M.McCabe, W.J.Sainsbury 2011
Parenting, family functioning and lifestyle in a new culture: the case of African migrants in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia André M. N. Renzaho, Julie Green, David Mellor, Boyd Swinburn 2010
Maintenance of traditional cultural orientation is associated with lower rates of obesity and sedentary behaviours among African migrant children to Australia Renzaho AM, Swinburn B, Burns C 2008
Post‐migration food habits of sub‐Saharan African migrants in Victoria: A cross‐sectional study André M.N. Renzaho, Cate Burns 2006
Obesity and undernutrition in sub-Saharan African immigrant and refugee children in Victoria, Australia Renzaho AM, Gibbons C, Swinburn B, Jolley D, Burns C 2006