Researcher biography

Faiza El-Higzi OAM is an early career researcher and nationally recognised professional awarded an Order of Australia Medal (2020) and a Queensland Outstanding Achiever Award (2018) for her contributions to the community. She has a wealth of experience having worked in government policy at both State and Federal levels. Her extensive practical knowledge of service delivery comes from her time in the not-for-profit sector. and more recently consultancy work through the coporate sector.

Faiza's interest is in knowledge translation with a focus on ideas that address social inequality across gender, faith and culture. Her research focuses on social issues such as gender and Islam; health anthropology investigating cultural views of blood donation, concepts of health, illnes and disease; and domestic and family violence in culturally and lingustically diverse communities.