About me

April 8, 2020

I was born in 1970 in Iran. Since 1998 , I  have been working as a faculty member. I obtained my Ph.D in 2007 from the University of Sydney under supervision of Professor Don Nutbeam. My PhD was about exploring application of complex adaptive systems theory in health promotion.  I also was a visiting professor at UZH, Switzerland in 2017-2018. Currently, I am a professor of Health Promotion in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran  and an expert in application of complexity science in health promotion. I am also co-chair of UNESCO Global Chair on Health and Education. My main interested domains in education, research and practice are systems thinking, complexity science, social determinants of health, health promoting settings, community based interventions, empowerment  and Sustainable development. My professional goal includes   contribution to the sustainability and effectiveness of the health promotion interventions by introducing and advocating for complexity-informed in health promotion. I have served as an international, national and local consultant and advisor, researcher, speaker, educator, writer, chair of scientific committee, director, supervisor, and reviewer, member of professional committees and working groups in Iran and overseas. For more information see my CV.