Mimmie Watts

Phone: +61 0401 568 268
Email: mc.watts@federation.edu.au
Room: Building S, Mt Helen Campus
Room: Building 901 Berwick Campus
Position: Director, Industry Cooperation, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Associate Professor of Nursing, Public Health and Leadership
Discipline: Public Health & Nursing



  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Emerging Executive Women in Health Leadership, Harvard University, USA*
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (GCTE) Victoria University, Australia
  • Registered Nurse ENITSFAY, Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Natural Sciences (2 years), Cameroon
  • Women in Leadership, Victoria University, Melbourne Australia*
  • Diabetes Management, University of Melbourne & GPDV*

Professional associations/affiliations

  1. Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
  2. Australian Health Professionals Regulatory Authority (AHPRA)
  3. Editorial /Advisory Board - East African Journal of Health sciences
  4. Editorial Board, WAGEDI-GUU International Journal for Sustainable Development
  5. Editorial Board, ASRIC (Health Sciences) Scientific Journal
  6. Australian African Academic Network (AAAN)
  7. Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

Research interests

Global Health; Migrant Health; Migrant Health; Innovative technologies; eHealth; Chronic Disease management and Prevention; Health Ethics; Gender & Women’s Health; Leadership Diversity; Health Policy

Grants and awards

2018 - $15,000 Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit. Office for Women and prevention of Family Violence

2017 - $15,000 Inaugural African Diaspora Women Summit. Office for Women and prevention of Family Violence

2015- $6000-Dame Elizabeth Couchman Scholarship- Engaging Multicultural Women into the Liberal Party of Australia.

2014- $2000- Sexual Health Education for Refugee Youth in Shepparton, Victoria, Victorian Multicultural commission

2014- $144,000- Medicare Locals Macedon Ranges Integration of Oral Health and Chronic Disease Prevention

2007- $3000- City of Melton Community strengthening Grant



2020 Ngum Chi Watts, M, C. Sahara, Piercing the Thatch Ceiling. Revised Ed. IEM Publishers, USA.

2018 Ngum Chi Watts, M, C. Sahara, Piercing the Thatch Ceiling. Launched at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Australia. First Ed. Launched at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Australia. https://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Piercing-Thatch-Ceiling-ebook/dp/B07LGX6BL5


2021: Emahi, I.; Watts M. N.C.; Azibere, S.; Morrison J. F.; Sarpong, K. A. N.; COVID-19 in Africa: Rethinking the Tools to Manage Future Pandemic, Journal of African Health Sciences.

2021: Rahman, A. M., Islam,S. S., Tungpunkom, P., Sultana, F., Alif, S. M., Banik, B., Salehin, M., Joseph, B., Lam, L., Watts, M. C., Khan, S. J., et al. COVID-19: Psychological distress, fear, and coping strategies among community members across 17 countries. BMC Health and Globalization. October 2021

2015 Ngum Chi Watts, M, C., & Liamputtong & McMichael, C., Early motherhood: a qualitative study exploring the experiences of African Australian teenage mothers in greater Melbourne, Australia. BMC Public Health DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2215-2 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/15/873

2015 Ngum Chi Watts, M, C., McMichael, C., & Liamputtong, P. Factors Influencing Contraception Awareness and Use: The Experiences of Young African Australian Women, Journal of Refugee Studies. http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/14/jrs.feu040.abstract

2014 Harris A., & Spark, C. Ngum Chi, M. C., Gains, and losses: African Australian women and higher education. Journal of Sociology (online June 29, 2014) DOI: 10.1177/1440783314536792 http://jos.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/26/1440783314536792

2014 Ngum Chi Watts, M. C., Liamputtong P., Carolan, M. "Contraception Knowledge and Attitudes: Truths & Myths among African Australian Teenage Mothers in Greater Melbourne, Australia." Journal of Clinical Nursing, special edition on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol 23 (15-16), 2131-2141, doi: 10.1111/jocn.12335) http://refugeehealthnetwork.org.au/contraception- knowledge-and-attitudes-truths-and-myths- among-African-Australian-teenage-mothers-in-greater- Melbourne Australia/

2013 Ngum Chi, C., & Liamputtong, P., Sensitive Research and Vulnerable Participants: Accessing and Conducting Research with African Australian Teenage Mothers in Greater Melbourne, Australia. JNHC Vol.1 (1) DOI: 10.5176/2345-718X_1.1.26)

2013 Harris A., Ngum Chi, M. C., & Spark, C. ‘Barriers that only You Can See’: African Australian

Women Thriving in Tertiary Education despite the Odds. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies Vol. 2(2), June pp.182-202


2008: Chi, M N. University of the Sunshine Coast; 2008 In our own Voices: The Experience of Overseas-Trained Registered Nurses of Institutional Racism within Healthcare and Academic Institutions. Conference proceedings, 2nd International conference on Racisms in the New World Order