Associate Professor Tinashe Dune

Director of Postgraduate Professional Programs, Psychology

Qualifications

BA Hons (Psyc)
MPH (Human Sexuality)
PhD (Behav Psyc)
PhD (Clin Psyc)

Overview

Dr Tinashe Dune is a multi-award winning academic in the areas of health sociology and public health. Her research, teaching and practice (clinical psychology) focus on the experiences of marginalised populations. This includes the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people, those living with disability, ageing populations, LGBTIQ-identifying people and Indigenous populations.

Research

Dr Dune is an expert in qualitative research methods, cultural safety and sexual and reproductive health. She also utilises innovative mixed-methods approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives to support multidimensional understandings of the lived experience, health outcomes and ways to improve wellbeing.

Teaching / coordination responsibilities

Psychology Masters Thesis

Expert Comment Topics
Culturally Safe Health Care
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Indigenous Health
Interprofessional Education
Migrant Health
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing
Social Determinants of Health
Public Health
Health Sociology
Health Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Community Mental Health

Research and scholarship

External Research Funding:

Parramatta City Council & Western Sydney UniversityDowry Abuse in South Asian Populations in Australia (DASAPA) (A/Prof Tinashe Dune, Sharmila Falzon, Kittu Randhawa & Juliana Nkrumah): December 2020 – Awarded $15,000; June 2022 – Awarded $18,000

Cancer AustraliaSupporting the transition from hospital cancer treatment to wellness for women from Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic backgrounds: a tailored stepped supportive care program (Dr Suzanne Grant, Dr Carolyn Ee, Dr Cannas Kwok & A/Prof Tinashe Dune): July 2021 – Awarded $118,823

Department of Home AffairsAfrican Women Australia’s Social and Employment Development Programs (Dr Tinashe Dune & African Women Australia Inc.): June 2020 – Awarded $35,000

Australian Research CouncilMigrant and Refugee Youths’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Dr Tinashe Dune, Prof Elias Mpofu, Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, Dr Zakia Hossain and Prof Pranee Liamputtong): January 2020 – Awarded $299,000

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety – Crossing the Line: Lived Experience of Sexual Violence among Transwomen from CALD Backgrounds in Australia (Prof Pranee Liamputtong, Prof Janette Perz, Prof Jane Ussher, Prof Virginia Schmied, Dr Tinashe Dune, Dr Brahm Marjadi & Ms Eloise Brooks): October 2018 – Awarded $265,000

Australasian Sexual Health Conference – Registration Scholarship (Dr Tinashe Dune): August 2016 – Awarded $1,080 + October 2017 – Awarded $700

NSW Family and Community Services – Liveable Communities Grant (Dr Tinashe Dune, Dr Jacqueline Ullman, Dr Tania Ferfolja): May 2016 – Awarded $99,740

Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) – Grants in Aid for Culture clash? An investigation of the constructions, understandings and experiences of sexual and reproductive health from the perspective of 1.5 generation migrants in Australia: (Dr Tinashe Dune) October 2015 – Awarded $1,000 USD

Australian National University Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation ECR Research Small GrantsPersonally Arranged Learning Sessions (PeArLs): The culturally and linguistically diverse health worker in a Eurocentric health care system (Workshop), (Dr Tinashe DuneMarch 2015 – Awarded $2,390

 

 

Publications

Books

  • Dune, T., McLeod, K. and Williams, R. (2021), ‘Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care‘, : Routledge 9780367686765.
  • Jones, T., Del Pozo de Bolger, A., Dune, T., Lykins, A. and Hawkes, G. (2015), ‘Female-to-Male (FtM) Transgender People’s Experiences in Australia: A National Study‘, : Springer 9783319138282.
  • Dune, T. (2011), ‘Constructions of Sexuality and Disability: Implications for People with Cerebral Palsy‘,: Lambert Academic Publishing 9783846592274.

 

Chapters in Books

  • Workman, A., Kaddour, R., Moylan, K., Craigie, R., Roberts, J., Weidle, S. and Dune, T. (2022), ‘Justice reinvestment, human rights, interagency partnership, and decarceration : the future of corrections?’, Current Issues in Corrections, Cognella 9781793519870.
  • Dune, T., Williams, R., McLeod, K., Cavaleri, R. and Workman, A. (2022), ‘Social inclusion and cultural competence : moving towards cultural safety in research and practice’, Handbook of Social Inclusion, Research and Practice in Health and Social Sciences, Springer International Publishing 9783030895938.
  • Workman, A., Cavaleri, R., Machina, E., Alford, S. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Gender and health’, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Healthcare, Routledge 9780367686765.
  • Dune, T., McLeod, K. and Williams, R. (2021), ‘An introduction to culture diversity and health in Australia’, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge 9780367686765.
  • Williams, R., Dune, T. and McLeod, K. (2021), ‘Principles of cultural safety’, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge 9780367686765.
  • Ogbeide, A., Nash, S., Ghaju, S. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Ageing in Indigenous Australians’, Aging Across Cultures: Growing Old in the Non-Western World, Springer 9783030765002.
  • Disogra, C., Minichiello, V., Marino, R., Scott, J., Harrington, T. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Male internet-based escorting in Argentina : changing attitudes and laws’, The Routledge Handbook of Male Sex Work, Culture, and Society, Routledge 9780367716035.
  • McLeod, K., Williams, R. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Culturally safe health care practice’, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge 9780367686765.
  • Dune, T., McLeod, K. and Williams, R. (2021), ‘The future of culture, diversity and health in Australia : culturally safe teaching and learning’, Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care, Routledge 9781760527389.
  • Dune, T. and Liamputtong, P. (2019), ‘Gender and sexuality as social determinants of health ‘, Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press 9780190313524.
  • Dune, T. (2018), ‘Sexuality’, Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice, Elsevier 9780729542616.
  • Mpofu, E., Athanasou, J., Harley, D., Dune, T., Devlieger, P. and Donnell Carey, C. (2018), ‘Integration of culture in teaching about disability’, Culture Across the Curriculum: A Psychology Teacher’s Handbook, Cambridge University Press 9781107189973.
  • Dune, T., Mengesha, Z., Buscemi, V. and Perz, J. (2018), ‘Jumping the methodological fence : Q methodology’, Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • Dune, T. and Mpofu, E. (2017), ‘Understanding sexuality and disability : using interpretive hermeneutic phenomenological approaches’, Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • Dune, T., Mpofu, E., Evans, D. and Sullivan, G. (2017), ‘Queering multicultural education’, Global Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in Education: Raising Awareness, Fostering Equity, Advancing Justice, Information Age 9781681237954.
  • Dune, T. (2016), ‘”You just don’t see us” : the influence of public schema on constructions of sexuality by people with cerebral palsy’, Development and the Politics of Human Rights, CRC Press 9781498707060.
  • Dune, T., Mapedzahama, V. and Rahman, S. (2014), ‘Sexuality’, Caring for Older People in Australia: Principles for Nursing Practice, Wiley & Sons 9781118384121.
  • Dune, T. (2014), ‘Experiences of sexual well-being and the yin revolution’, Yin Rising: The Chinese Sexual Evolution, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 9781500108397.
  • McKay, K., Dune, T., MacPhail, C., Mapedzahama, V. and Maple, M. (2014), ‘Fairytales, folklore and femininity : making sense of the (un)sexed female body across time and space’, Exploring Bodies in Time and Space, Inter-Disciplinary Press 9781848882461.
  • Minichiello, V., Dune, T., Disogra, C. and Marino, R. (2014), ‘Male sex work from Latin American perspectives’, Male sex work and society, Harrington Park Press 9781939594006.
  • Dune, T. (2013), ‘Sexuality in chronic illness and disability’, Chronic Illness & Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice, Elsevier 9780729541619.
  • Gwirayi, P., Mpofu, E., Hossain, Z., Dune, T. and Maruatona, S. (2013), ‘Sexual and reproductive health’, The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Wiley-Blackwell 9780470671269.
  • Reid, K. and Dune, T. (2010), ‘Buy my love : on sex workers, gold diggers, and ‘Rules Girls”, Dating: Philosophy for Everyone: Flirting With Big Ideas, Wiley-Blackwell 9781444330229.

 

Journal Articles

  • Ussher, J., Hawkey, A., Perz, J., Liamputtong, P., Sekar, J., Marjadi, B., Schmied, V., Dune, T. and Brook, E. (2022), ‘Crossing boundaries and fetishization : experiences of sexual violence for trans women of color’, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol 37, no 5-6 , pp 3552 – 3584.
  • Dune, T., Caputi, P., Walker, B., Olcon, K., MacPhail, C., Firdaus, R. and Thepsourinthone, J. (2022), ‘Construing non-white and white clients : mental health practitioners’ superordinate constructs related to whiteness and non-whiteness in Australia’, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, vol 35, no 3 , pp 1037 – 1057.
  • Bowyer, D., Dietz, M., Jamison, A., Taylor, C., Gyengesi, E., Ross, J., Hammond, H., Ogbeide, A. and Dune, T. (2022), ‘Academic mothers, professional identity and COVID-19 : feminist reflections on career cycles, progression and practice’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol 29, no 1 , pp 309 – 341.
  • Ussher, J., Hawkey, A., Perz, J., Liamputtong, P., Sekar, J., Marjadi, B., Schmied, V., Dune, T. and Brook, E. (2022), ‘Gender affirmation and social exclusion amongst trans women of color in Australia’, International Journal of Transgender Health, vol 23, no 1-2 , pp 79 – 96.
  • Thepsourinthone, J., Dune, T., Liamputtong, P. and Arora, A. (2022), ‘It’s a man’s world : a qualitative study of gender and sexuality amongst Australian gay men’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 19, no 4 .
  • Huda, M., Ahmed, M., Uddin, M., Hasan, M., Uddin, J. and Dune, T. (2022), ‘Prevalence and demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk factors of self-reported symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among ever-married women : evidence from nationally representative surveys in Bangladesh’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 19, no 3 .
  • Dune, T., Chimoriya, R., Caputi, P., MacPhail, C., Olcon, K. and Ogbeide, A. (2022), ‘White and non-White Australian mental health care practitioners’ desirable responding, cultural competence, and racial/ethnic attitudes’, BMC Psychology, vol 10, no 1 .
  • Ogunsiji, O., Ogbeide, A., Mukuria, V., Olugbemiro, F., Workman, A. and Dune, T. (2022), ‘From the world to Western : a community-engaged teaching strategy to enhance students’ learning of cultural issues relevant to healthcare’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 19, no 9 .
  • Ee, C., Singleton, A., de Manincor, M., Elder, E., Davis, N., Mitchell, C., Dune, T., MacMillan, F., McBride, K. and Grant, S. (2022), ‘A qualitative study exploring feasibility and acceptability of acupuncture, yoga, and mindfulness meditation for managing weight after breast cancer’, Integrative Cancer Therapies, vol 21 , pp 1 – 15.
  • Mekonnen, T., Dune, T., Perz, J. and Ogbo, F. (2021), ‘Postnatal care service utilisation in Ethiopia : reflecting on 20 years of demographic and health survey data’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Dune, T., Ayika, D., Thepsourinthone, J., Mapedzahama, V. and Mengesha, Z. (2021), ‘The role of culture and religion on sexual and reproductive health indicators and help-seeking attitudes amongst 1.5 generation migrants in Australia : a quantitative pilot study’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 18, no 3 .
  • Mekonnen, T., Dune, T., Perz, J. and Ogbo, F. (2021), ‘Trends and predictors of the use of unskilled birth attendants among Ethiopian mothers from 2000 to 2016’, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, vol 28 .
  • Workman, A., Kruger, E. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Policing victims of partner violence during COVID-19 : a qualitative content study on Australian grey literature’, Policing and Society, vol 31, no 5 , pp 544 – 564.
  • Garsia, K., MacMillan, F., Dune, T. and Simmons, D. (2021), ‘The role of the pharmacist in contraception and pre-pregnancy management for women with diabetes : a study of patient and pharmacist perspectives’, Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, vol 12, no 3 , pp 377 – 389.
  • Dune, T., Caputi, P., Walker, B., Olcon, K., MacPhail, C., Firdaus, R. and Thepsourinthone, J. (2021), ‘Australian mental health care practitioners’ construing of non-White and White people : implications for cultural competence and therapeutic alliance’, BMC Psychology, vol 9, no 1 .
  • Micheal, S., Ogbeide, A., Arora, A., Alford, S., Firdaus, R., Lim, D. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Exploring tertiary health science student willingness or resistance to cultural competency and safety pedagogy’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 18, no 17 .
  • Moore, A., Towghi, F., Ashford, H., Dune, T. and Pithavadian, R. (2021), ‘[In Press] The global proliferation of radical gynaecological surgeries : a history of the present’, History and Anthropology, .
  • Steel, K., Anderson, D., Smith, C., Ellem, E., Liu, K., Morrison-Gurza, A., Dune, T. and Fairley, L. (2021), ‘Potential value of customized video self-modelling for motor skill learning in individuals with cerebral palsy : a case-study approach’, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol 128, no 4 , pp 1464 – 1484.
  • Hawkey, A., Ussher, J., Liamputtong, P., Marjadi, B., Sekar, J., Perz, J., Ryan, S., Schmied, V., Brook, E. and Dune, T. (2021), ‘Trans women’s responses to sexual violence : vigilance, resilience, and need for support’, Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol 50, no 7 , pp 3201 – 3222.
  • Thepsourinthone, J., Dune, T., Liamputtong, P. and Arora, A. (2021), ‘Out of the closet, not yet out of the house : gay men’s experiences of homonegativity and internalized homonegativity’, Healthcare, vol 9, no 11 .
  • Mpofu, E., Hossain, S., Dune, T., Baghbanian, A., Aibangbee, M., Pithavadian, R., Liamputtong, P. and Mapedzahama, V. (2021), ‘Contraception decision making by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Australian youth : an exploratory study’, Australian Psychologist, vol 56, no 6 , pp 511 – 522.
  • Noack-Lundberg, K., Liamputtong, P., Marjadi, B., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Schmied, V., Dune, T. and Brook, E. (2020), ‘Sexual violence and safety : the narratives of transwomen in online forums’, Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol 22, no 6 , pp 646 – 659.
  • Arora, M., Walker, K., Luu, J., Duvivier, R., Dune, T. and Wynne, K. (2020), ‘Education of the medical profession to facilitate delivery of transgender health care in an Australian health district’, Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 26, no 1 , pp 17 – 23.
  • Sabe, Z., Dune, T. and Smith, C. (2020), ‘Use of traditional and complementary medicine for maternal health and wellbeing by African migrant women in Australia : a mixed method study’, BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, vol 20 .
  • Marjadi, B., Mapedzahama, V., Rogers, G., Donnelly, M., Harris, A., Donadel, D., Jakstas, E., Dune, T., Lo, W., Micheal, S., McKnight, T., Hennessy, A., Ganapathy, V. and Pacey, F. (2020), ‘Medicine in context : ten years’ experience in diversity education for medical students in Greater Western Sydney, Australia’, GMS Journal for Medical Education, vol 37, no 2 .
  • DeLacy, J., Dune, T. and Macdonald, J. (2020), ‘The social determinants of otitis media in Aboriginal children in Australia : are we addressing the primary causes? : a systematic content review’, BMC Public Health, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Mwanri, L., Gesesew, H., Lee, V., Hiruy, K., Udah, H., Kwedza, R. and Dune, T. (2020), ‘Health literacy environment of breast and cervical cancer among black African women globally : a systematic review protocol of mixed methods’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 17, no 9 .
  • Thepsourinthone, J., Dune, T., Liamputtong, P. and Arora, A. (2020), ‘The relationship between masculinity and internalized homophobia amongst Australian gay men’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 17 .
  • Dune, T., Gesesew, H., Hiruy, K., Udah, H., Lee, V., Kwedza, R. and Mwanri, L. (2020), ‘Use of Indigenous informed epistemologies can inform intervention models to fight COVID-19 in Africa’, African Journal of Reproductive Health, vol 24, no 2 , pp 46 – 48.
  • Liamputtong, P., Noack-Lundberg, K., Dune, T., Marjadi, B., Schmied, V., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Hawkey, A., Sekar, J. and Brook, E. (2020), ‘Embodying transgender : an analysis of trans women in online forums’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 17, no 18 .
  • McLachlan, C. and Dune, T. (2020), ‘A systematic review of factors influencing condom use among female sex workers’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 8, no 5 , pp 97 – 126.
  • Mude, W., Oguoma, V., Gesesew, H., Ameyaw, E., Njue, C., Nyanhanda, T., Adeleye, A., Dune, T., Kaambwa, B. and Mwanri, L. (2020), ‘HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes assessment among women of child-bearing age in South Sudan : findings from a Household Survey’, PLoS One, vol 15, no 12 , pp 1 – 15.
  • Mekonnen, T., Dune, T., Perz, J. and Ogbo, F. (2019), ‘Trends and determinants of antenatal care service use in Ethiopia between 2000 and 2016’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16, no 5 .
  • DeLacy, J., Saheb, R., Rutherford, E., Garcia, R. and Dune, T. (2019), ‘Sexual and reproductive health services and promotion in tertiary institutions : a systematic content review’, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol 27, no 1 , pp 45 – 61.
  • Workman, A. and Dune, T. (2019), ‘A systematic review on LGBTIQ intimate partner violence from a Western perspective’, Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, vol 4, no 2 , pp 22 – 31.
  • Mekonnen, T., Dune, T. and Perz, J. (2019), ‘Maternal health service utilisation of adolescent women in sub-Saharan Africa : a systematic scoping review’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 19 .
  • Dune, T., Ullman, J., Ferfolja, T., Thepsourinthone, J., Garga, S. and Mengesha, Z. (2019), ‘Are services inclusive? : a review of the experiences of older GSD women in accessing health, social and aged care services’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 17, no 11 .
  • O?Dwyer, M., Dune, T., Bidewell, J. and Liamputtong, P. (2019), ‘Critiquing the Health Belief Model and sexual risk behaviours among adolescents : a narrative review of familial and peer influence’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 7, no 6 , pp 62 – 70.
  • Mengesha, Z., Perz, J., Dune, T. and Ussher, J. (2018), ‘Challenges in the provision of sexual and reproductive health care to refugee and migrant women : a Q methodological study of health professional perspectives’, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol 20, no 2 , pp 307 – 316.
  • Thorpe, R., Hawkes, G., Dune, T., Fileborn, B., Pitts, M. and Minichiello, V. (2018), ‘Hidden boundaries and shared meanings : the roles of researcher characteristics and cultural norms in shaping understandings of sexuality in the unstructured interview setting’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol 21, no 2 , pp 205 – 217.
  • Dune, T., Stewart, J., Tronc, W., Lee, V., Mapedzahama, V., Firdaus, R. and Mekonnen, T. (2018), ‘Redefining constructions of sexuality and sexual wellbeing across generations : lessons from ageing Aboriginal women’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 6, no 3 , pp 40 – 54.
  • Dune, T., Stewart, J., Tronc, W., Lee, V., Mapedzahama, V., Firdaus, R. and Mekonnen, T. (2018), ‘Resilience in the face of adversity : narratives from ageing Indigenous women in Australia’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 6, no 3 , pp 63 – 78.
  • Mengesha, Z., Perz, J., Dune, T. and Ussher, J. (2018), ‘Preparedness of health care professionals for delivering sexual and reproductive health care to refugee and migrant women : a mixed methods study’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Dune, T. (2018), ‘Authors’ response to Letter to the editor: “Environmental determinants of high population rates of sexually transmitted diseases”‘, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol 42, no 4 , pp 414 – 414.
  • Mengesha, Z., Perz, J., Dune, T. and Ussher, J. (2018), ‘Talking about sexual and reproductive health through interpreters : the experiences of health care professionals consulting refugee and migrant women’, Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, vol 16 , pp 199 – 205.
  • Dune, T., Caputi, P. and Walker, B. (2018), ‘A systematic review of mental health care workers’ constructions about culturally and linguistically diverse people’, PLoS One, vol 13, no 7 .
  • Dune, T., Crnek-Georgeson, K., Bidewell, J., Firdaus, R., John, J. and Arora, A. (2018), ‘Undergraduate health science students’ development of reflective practice on communication skills via e-Portfolios’, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, vol 15, no 3 .
  • Workman, A. and Dune, T. (2018), ‘Mark Frezzo, The Sociology of Human Rights: An Introduction (Polity Press, 2015), ISBN 978-0-7456-6011-0, 192 pages’, Human Rights Quarterly, vol 40, no 4 , pp 1054 – 1058.
  • Ayika, D., Dune, T., Firdaus, R. and Mapedzahama, V. (2018), ‘A qualitative exploration of post-migration family dynamics and intergenerational relationships’, Sage Open, vol 8, no 4 .
  • Sina, M., MacMillan, F., Dune, T., Balasuriya, N., Khouri, N., Nguyen, N., Jongvisal, V., Lay, X. and Simmons, D. (2018), ‘Development of an integrated, district-wide approach to pre-pregnancy management for women with pre-existing diabetes in a multi-ethnic population’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Mapedzahama, V. and Dune, T. (2017), ‘A clash of paradigms? : ethnography and ethics approval’, Sage Open, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Dune, T., Perz, J., Mengesha, Z. and Ayika, D. (2017), ‘Culture clash? : investigating constructions of sexual and reproductive health from the perspective of 1.5 generation migrants in Australia using Q methodology’, Reproductive Health, vol 14, no 1 .
  • MacPhail, C., Dune, T., Dillon, G., Rahman, S., Khanam, R., Jenkins, L., Britton, M., Green, B., Edwards, C. and Stevenson, A. (2017), ‘Knowledge and attitudes to sexual health and STI testing for students at an Australian Regional University : a cross-sectional study’, Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol 49 , pp 36 – 48.
  • Dune, T. and Mapedzahama, V. (2017), ‘Culture clash : Shona (Zimbabwean) migrant women’s experiences with communicating about sexual health and wellbeing across cultures and generations’, African Journal of Reproductive Health, vol 21, no 1 , pp 18 – 29.
  • Dune, T., Firdaus, R., Mapedzahama, V., Lee, V., Stewart, J., Tronc, W. and Mekonnen, T. (2017), ”Say to yourself : do I want to be a doormat?’ : ageing Indigenous Australian women’s reflections on gender roles and agency’, Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol 1 , pp 69 – 85.
  • Mengesha, Z., Perz, J., Dune, T. and Ussher, J. (2017), ‘Refugee and migrant women’s engagement with sexual and reproductive health care in Australia : a socio-ecological analysis of health care professional perspectives’, PLoS One, vol 12, no 7 .
  • Dune, T., Astell-Burt, T. and Firdaus, R. (2017), ‘The built environment and sexual and reproductive health’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol 41, no 5 , pp 458 – 459.
  • Sabe, Z., Dune, T. and Smith, C. (2017), ‘The use of traditional medicine in maternity care among African women in Africa and the diaspora : a systematic review’, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 17 .
  • Olson, R., Bidewell, J., Dune, T. and Lessey, N. (2016), ‘Developing cultural competence through self-reflection in interprofessional education : findings from an Australian university’, Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol 30, no 3 , pp 347 – 354.
  • Mengesha, Z., Dune, T. and Perz, J. (2016), ‘Culturally and linguistically diverse women’s views and experiences of accessing sexual and reproductive health care in Australia : a systematic review’, Sexual Health, vol 13, no 4 , pp 299 – 310.
  • Dune, T., Bidewell, J., Firdaus, R. and Kirwan, M. (2016), ‘Communication idol : using popular culture to catalyse active learning by engaging students in the development of entertaining teaching and learning resources’, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, vol 13, no 5 .
  • Fileborn, B., Thorpe, R., Hawkes, G., Minichiello, V., Pitts, M. and Dune, T. (2015), ‘Sex, desire and pleasure : considering the experiences of older Australian women’, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, vol 30, no 1 , pp 117 – 130.
  • Dune, T., Mapedzahama, V., Minichiello, V., Pitts, M. and Hawkes, G. (2015), ‘African migrant women’s understanding and construction of sexuality in Australia’, Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, vol 2, no 2 , pp 38 – 50.
  • Dune, T. and Mpofu, E. (2015), ‘Evaluating person-oriented measures to understand sexuality with cerebral palsy : procedures and applications’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 3, no 4 , pp 144 – 155.
  • McKay, K., Wark, S., Mapedzahama, V., Dune, T., Rahman, S. and MacPhail, C. (2015), ‘Sticks and stones : how words and language impact upon social inclusion’, Journal of Social Inclusion, vol 6, no 1 , pp 146 – 162.
  • Dune, T. and Mpofu, E. (2015), ‘”Allowing yourself to sexual freedom” : making sense of sexual spontaneity with disability’, Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, vol 2, no 11 , pp 36 – 47.
  • Madden, R., Dune, T., Lukersmith, S., Hartley, S., Kuipers, P., Gargett, A. and Llewellyn, G. (2014), ‘The relevance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in monitoring and evaluating Community-based rehabilitation (CBR)’, Disability and Rehabilitation, .
  • Dune, T. (2014), ‘”You just don’t see us” : the influence of public schema on constructions of sexuality by people with cerebral palsy’, World Journal of Social Science, vol 1, no 1 , pp 1 – 19.
  • Dune, T. (2014), ‘Conceptualizing sex with cerebral palsy : a phenomenological exploration of private constructions of sexuality using sexual script theory’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 2, no 2 , pp 20 – 40.
  • Mpofu, E., Hallfors, D., Mutepfa, M. and Dune, T. (2014), ‘A mixed methods mapping of church versus secular school messages to influence sexual decision making as perceived by Zimbabwean orphan girl students’, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, vol 8, no 4 , pp 363 – 376.
  • Hawkes, G. and Dune, T. (2013), ‘Introduction. Narratives of the sexual child : shared themes and shared challenges’, Sexualities, vol 16, no 5-6 , pp 622 – 634.
  • Lukersmith, S., Hartley, S., Kuipers, P., Madden, R., Llewellyn, G. and Dune, T. (2013), ‘Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) monitoring and evaluation methods and tools : a literature review’, Disability and Rehabilitation, vol 35, no 23 , pp 1941 – 1953.
  • Dune, T. (2013), ‘Re/Developing models for understanding sexuality with disability within rehabilitation counselling’, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, vol 16 .
  • Minichiello, V., Rahman, S., Dune, T., Scott, J. and Dowsett, G. (2013), ‘E-health : potential benefits and challenges in providing and accessing sexual health services’, BMC Public Health, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Dune, T. (2013), ‘Understanding experiences of sexuality with cerebral palsy through sexual script theory’, International Journal of Social Science Studies, vol 1, no 1 , pp 1 – 12.
  • Dune, T. (2012), ‘Sexuality and physical disability : exploring the barriers and the solutions in healthcare’, Sexuality and Disability, vol 30, no 2 , pp 247 – 255.
  • Mpofu, E., Dune, T., Hallfors, D., Mapfumo, J., Mutepfa, M. and January, J. (2011), ‘Apostolic faith church organization contexts for health and wellbeing in women and children’, Ethnicity and Health, vol 16, no 6 , pp 551 – 566.
  • Shuttleworth, R., Russell, C., Weerakoon, P. and Dune, T. (2010), ‘Sexuality in residential aged care : a survey of perceptions and policies in Australian nursing homes’, Sexuality and disability, vol 28, no 3 , pp 187 – 194.
  • Dune, T. and Shuttleworth, R. (2009), ‘”It’s just supposed to happen”: The myth of sexual spontaneity and the sexually marginalized’, Sexuality and Disability, vol 27, no 2 , pp 97 – 108.

 

Other Publications

  • 2022, ‘Dowry Abuse and South Asian Populations in Australia: A Narrative of Project Findings’, Report
  • 2022, ‘Dowry Abuse and South Asian Populations in Australia: Identifying Core Features, Exploring Community Narratives and Developing Resources for Prevention and Intervention’, Report
  • 2020, ‘Crossing the Line: Lived Experience of Sexual Violence among Trans Women of Colour from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds in Australia’, Report
  • 2018, ‘Welcoming Social Wellness: Exploring the Impact of LGBTIQ-Affirming Health and Community Care on Older Gender and Sexuality-Diverse Women’s Wellbeing and Sense of Belonging’, Report

ORCID iD profile URL

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5758-7525

HDR Research Supervision

Current PhD Supervisions:

Michaels Aibangbee (WSU) with Australian Research Council scholarship: Migrant and Refugee Youths’ Sexual and Reproductive Health (primary supervisor)

Rashmi Pithavadian (WSU) with scholarship: Understanding the impact of help-seeking for vaginismus on women’s constructions of sense of self: A mixed methods study to develop resources (primary supervisor)

Alexander Workman (WSU) with scholarship: Minority LGBTIQ intimate partner violence victims experience of survival and resilience (primary supervisor)

Rubab Firdaus (WSU): The effectiveness of physical therapist – administered lower limb strengthening exercise training (LLSET)on risk of Falls and Gait Ability in Older Adults with mild dementia: A mixed method study (primary supervisor)

Michael O’Dwyer (WSU): Sexual Identity Formation Among Religiously Affiliated Youth (primary supervisor)

 

Completed PhD Supervisions:

Jack Thepsourinthone (WSU): Masculinity and Internalised Homophobia: Perspectives from Australian Men (primary supervisor)

Tensae Mekonnen (WSU): Maternal Health Service Utilisation in Ethiopia: A Secondary Analysis of the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey Data (primary supervisor)

Bronwyn Gill (WSU): Personal and Professional Transformation:

Occupational Therapy Students’ Perspectives on Education about Client Sexual Expression (co-supervisor)

Zelalem Mengesha (WSU): Sexual and Reproductive Health Care of Refugee and Migrant Women in Australia: A Mixed Methods Study of Health Care Professional Perspectives (co-supervisor)

Zewdneh Shewamene (WSU): Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine for Maternal Health Care among African Migrant Women in Australia (co-supervisor)

Md Shahidul Islam (UNE): Parents’ experiences and perspectives on living with HIV and raising children in Bangladesh (co-supervisor)

 

Current Masters Supervisions:

2 Current Masters of Research (primary supervisor)

3 Current Masters of Clinical Psychology (primary supervisor)

 

Completed Masters & Honours Supervisions:

3 Completed Masters of Research (primary supervisor)

3 Completed Masters of Clinical Psychology (primary supervisor)

5 Completed Masters of Public Health/Health Science (primary supervisor)

2 Completed Honours (co-supervisor)

Professional registrations or accreditation

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (Endorsed Clinical Psychologist)
  • Associate Member of the EMDR Association of Australia

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Recent Awards

  • Celebration of African Australians Inc. Academic Excellence Award for Social, Physical and Mental Wellbeing (December 2021)
  • Western Sydney University Excellence in Interdisciplinary Team Research (December 2019)
  • Western Sydney University Excellence in Community Engagement and Sustainability (December 2017)
  • Western Sydney University Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (December 2015)
  • Commendation for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Early Career) – The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (CAPHIA) (September 2015)

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • Public Health Association Australia
  • African Women Australia Inc.
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