Jinhee is a Scientia PhD Scholar at UNSW Australia and joined the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) in 2018. Her PhD research topic is “Healthy Cities: Health Equity in Sydney’s Fastest Growth Area”, where she focuses on the urban planning process and health equity. Prior to joining she has worked as researcher and practitioner in healthy cities and HIAs in local and regional governments in the Republic of Korea for over a decade and worked as a consultant in urban health at the WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan. Her research interest topics include urban health, intersectoral action for health, community engagement, and policy process. Jinhee holds a Master of Public Health degree from Seoul National University and a bachelor’s degree from Korea University.
What sparked your interest in health equity?
I believe health is a fundamental human right and the social circumstances that create health inequity between groups should not be justified in any situation. However, I fear we may not be doing enough to change this avoidable injustice and hopefully through action-oriented research I can find a way to contribute to the change.