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A/Prof. Hassan Vally



Associate Professor Epidemiology


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68935


Associate Professor Hassan Vally is an epidemiologist with considerable experience in both academia and in government. He has expertise in the analysis and interpretation of health data and in the understanding and critiquing of evidence in the health domain. He has background in a number of disciplines in addition to epidemiology, including molecular biology, virology and immunology. Dr Vally is also an expert in risk and risk communication and has been involved in consulting for both the State and Federal Governments as well as the World Health Organization. In recent years, Dr Vally has been involved in science communication and has been actively involved in media engagement.

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Biography summary

Associate Professor Hassan Vally has considerable experience in both public health and epidemiology across both industry and academia. Dr Vally also has experience working in the Asia Pacific region, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia, both in the areas of capacity building and responding to health emergencies.

Knowledge areas

Associate Professor Hassan Vally is an epidemiologist whose strength is his breadth of experience. Dr Vally has worked in a number of areas, including infectious diseases, foodborne disease, nutrition, child health, asthma and Indigenous Health and has spent many years involved in the investigation and response to outbreaks and epidemics of disease.

Media appearances

Associate Professor Hassan Vally has considerable expertise in science and health communication which has involved extensive media engagement. Dr Vally has appeared regularly in the media and regularly writes for a number of publications including The Conversation, newspapers and other online publications.


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Building resilience in at-risk rural communities through improving Media Communication on Climate Change Policies

A/Prof Xiao Liu, Dr Hilya Mudrika Arini, Dr Ming Liu, Dr Fitri Trapsilawati, A/Prof Chathu Ranaweera, A/Prof Kevin Lee, A/Prof Hassan Vally, Dr Anna Klas, Dr Adam Cardilini, Dr Yun Mulyani, Dr Arif Nurwidyantoro, Dr Yunita Sari, Prof Catherine Bennett, Dr Justin Lawson, Dr Gabi Mocatta

KONEKSI Australia-Indonesia Research Collaboration Grants

  • 2023: $175,000


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