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Hamza Vayani

Hamza has a practical and passionate focus on why and how public policy formulation and commissioning of services can be better integrated, inclusive and focused on compassionately delivering improved healthcare and social outcomes for communities.

Hamza has twenty years' experience in senior management, committee and board-level positions across Australia and the UK that include non-government organisations, UK National Health Service, South Australia local government, and Queensland Health. He is currently a private Social Policy Consultant.

His extensive professional experience and lived experience as a carer, interfacing with aged care, disability, mental health and broader health and social care systems, has resulted in Hamza applying his multidisciplinary and cross-sector approaches in a range of health and social care reforms.

Examples of nationally focused mental health work in Australia includes:

  • developing and supporting the team who designed the national Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
  • spotlight report on data collection limitations in respect to multicultural health that was peer reviewed by the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS)
  • Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW)
  • background briefing for the National Mental Health Commission to inform development of the National Mental Health Performance Framework in respect to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in Australia.