About Me

Dr Tinashe Dune is a multi-award-winning Associate Professor in the areas of health sociology and public health. She is also a Clinical Psychologist at Dune Health and Wellbeing and a Justice of the Peace for NSW. At Western Sydney University Dr Dune teaches in the Interprofessional Health Sciences program.

Her research and teaching focuses on marginalised populations.  This includes the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse people, those living with disability, ageing populations, LGBTIQ-identifying people and Indigenous populations. Dr Dune utilises mixed methods approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives which support multidimensional understandings of the lived experience, health outcomes and ways to improve wellbeing.


Dr Dune’s practice in psychology includes evidence-based therapy and assessment with children, adolescents, adult, couples and families with a range of psychological concerns and diagnoses. Her passion is working in a holistic framework which takes into account the whole system around and within clients. She enjoys developing individualised assessment and interventions using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and eclectic therapeutic approaches.


University of Wollongong, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)
Thesis Title: Mental Health Care Providers’ Constructions of Non-White People: Implications for the Development of Cultural Competence and Culturally Safe Therapeutic Alliance   

Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, USA
Master of Public Health (Human Sexuality)
Thesis Title: Experiences of Sexual Wellbeing and the Yin Revolution in China

University of Sydney, Australia
 Doctor of Philosophy (Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health)
Thesis Title: Making Sense of Sex with People with Cerebral Palsy

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (High Honours) 
Thesis Title: Sexual Spontaneity or Sexual Communication: Which is better for Sexual Satisfation?


  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
  • Physical Disability
  • Indigenous Health
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Health
  • Migrant Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Public Health
  • Health Sociology
  • Health Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Mental Health