Pranee Liamputtong, PhD

International Scholar

  •  Professor of Behavior Sciences | VinUniversity College of Health Sciences
  •  Australia | Iraq | Jamaica | Japan | Malaysia | Thailand | United States | Vietnam
  •   Breast cancer | Global Cardiovascular Disease | HIV/AIDS | Mental health | Sexual Violence | Social aspects of the pandemic

Languages: English (fluent) Thai (fluent); Laos (speaking & writting) 


I am a medical anthropologist and have interests in the health of women, children, immigrants, refugees, older people, and transgender individuals. I am interested in issues relating to motherhood, reproductive health, sexuality, sexual health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and the global pandemic. I have undertaken many research projects with refugee and immigrant women in Australia and qualitative research with women living with HIV/AIDS and breast cancer in Thailand and Malaysia. I am a qualitative researcher and have written several textbooks on this approach. At VinUniversity, my focus will be on health behaviors and social determinants of health.


Experiences of living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand.

Experiences of breast cancer in Thailand and Malaysia.

Sexual violence and trans women of color in Australia.


Mansour, Reima & John, James & Liamputtong, Pranee & Arora, Amit. (2021). Food Insecurity and Food Label Comprehension among Libyan Migrants in Australia. Nutrients. 13. 2433. 10.3390/nu13072433

Phanwichatkul, Titaree & Schmied, Virginia & Liamputtong, Pranee & Burns, Elaine. (2021). The perceptions and practices of Thai health professionals providing maternity care for migrant Burmese women: An ethnographic study. Women and Birth. 10.1016/j.wombi.2021.07.003. 

Last Updated: 28 February 2022