Dr. Rohini Balram

Rohini is poet / creative writer, arts-based researcher and academic. Rohini completed a PhD from Western Sydney University (2022) which focuses on marginalised migrant women in Oceania’s sporting platforms which she explores using an intersectional lens and arts-based methods. Rohini has worked on many research projects in the Western Sydney region with focus on migrant women of colour in sports, ageing citizens from CaLD backgrounds, people with disabilities, refugees, and LGBTIQA+ communities in Australia and Oceania. She is passionate about doing meaningful research with underrepresented communities in Western Sydney which she has called home for the past 14 years.

Rohini also has a strong teaching background with 20 years of experience in high schools, tertiary institutions and community covering areas of: English literature & language, cultural studies, intersectionality, engaging teaching pedagogies, sports sociology, adolescent health, disability studies and migrant women and sports.