Anu Rammohan

Professor, MA S.Fraser , PhD La Trobe

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M.A. Simon Fraser, PhD La Trobe

Anu Rammohan is Professor of Economics and the Associate Dean International for the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education. Anu joined UWA in 2009.  The focus of her research has been on understanding household-level socio-economic factors that can influence maternal and child health outcomes, gender and food security issues in South and South East Asia, particularly in India, Indonesia and more recently in Myanmar.
Her research has been published widely and has been funded by research grants from the Australian Research Council, DFAT, Australian Council of International Agriculture Research and the Australia India Institute.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Dean International Relations, UWA Business School

Survey Editor, The Economic Record

Funding overview

•2017-2021: Australian Council of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) grant, ‘Agricultural Innovation for Communities for intensified and sustainable farming systems in Timor Leste’, $4.2 million (with W. Erskine; Thu, P. P.H, Mugera A; Barbour, E; Siddique, K)

2017- 2021: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant, ‘Understanding social, economic and health vulnerabilities in Indonesia’ $459,000 (with Parker, L; Munro, J; Butterfil-Schofield, E).

2017-2019: SHRAC Research Translation Projects 2015 (Round 9), ‘Restoration Of the microbiome in CrITical Illness (The ROCIT trial).’ $268,900 (with Ed Litton, Fiona Wood, Laurens Manning, Ed Raby).

2016-2018: SHRAC Research Translation Projects 2015 (Round 9), ‘Success in the operating theatre: multidisciplinary pre-operative briefings for efficiency, patient safety and staff engagement.’ $268,240 (with S. Parker, S., J Hamdorf, A. Flemming, Yee Leung; M Griffin; and J Carpini).

Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP); 2015-2017; $668,990
Nutrition insecurity and livelihood decision-making in rural Myanmar; (with Pritchard B, Rammohan A, Dibley M)

2015: Strategic Programme for International Research and Education, University of Bergen, ‘Migration and health over the life-course’, ($16,000) (with E. Diaz, Y. Ben-Shlomo, S.Padmadas, G. Ellison, M. Holdsworth, N. Madise, B. Salami, L. Bautista, T. Kraft and S. Morton).

UWA Research Collaboration Award, 2016 (with Wallace, Tschakert, Elsey, Mashreky; $15,000).

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant, DP1094112: 2010-2014, $255,000 Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India,Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India (with Pritchard, B; Sekher M,Bandaralage, J.)

ARC DP grant, DP0878297: 2008-2010- $169,787
Ageing in a developing country and its effects on intra-household resource allocation (with Elisabetta Magnani)

AusAID’s Australian Development Research Award, 2010-2012 ($377,478)
Title: Impact of decentralisation on public goods provision, participation and development in Indonesia (with Chowdhury, S).

BHP Distinguished researcher grant (UWA Business school, 2015-2016): $20,000 (with Madise, N and Padmadas, S)

Australia-India Institute grant: 2011-2012: ‘Food Security and Rural Health Outcomes’, $25,000

USyd Teaching Infrastructure Equipments (TIES) Grant, 2007 ($28,274)

University of Sydney Research and Development Grant Scheme, 2007 ($10,000).

USyd Faculty of Economics and Business Research and Development Grant, 2007 ($12,000)

USyd School of Economics and Political Science Research Grant, 2004 ($8500)

USyd School of Economics and Political Science Research Grant, 2006 ($9,300)

Previous positions

Survey Editor, The Economic Record- 2015-2018

Peer-review activities for research grants

Peer reviewer for UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grants .

Peer Reviewer for UK’s Medical Research Council grant.
Peer Reviewer for Canada’s Social Sciences research grants.

Member of Panel of Referees for UK’s National Institute of Health Research’s (NHIR), Health Technology Assessment Programme.
Member of NIHR Dissemination Centre College of Raters.

Peer reviewer for Qatar National Research Grants Scheme


Peer Reviewer for ERA 2012, ERA 2015.

Peer Reviewer for ARC Discovery Project grants.

Current projects

Links with Industry

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
UK’s NHS Health Technology Assessment
Asian Development Bank

Collaborations with Other Institutions
University of Southhampton, University of Bristol, University of Leeds, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Auckland, University of Sheffield, University of Bergen
UNSW and University of Sydney for ARC Discovery grants
Monash, UNSW, University of Sydney for research projects

Teaching overview

Microeconomic Theory (ECON3302)
Microeconomics: Prices and Markets (ECON1101)
Economic Management and strategy (MGMT 8503)
Health Economics (PUBH3303)


Health Economics
Development Economics


  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics- Maternal And Child Health, Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Gender- Schooling, Health
  • Mental Health, Migration
  • Health economics
  • Development economics
  • Labour economics

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India Medicine & Life Sciences
Myanmar Social Sciences
nutrition Social Sciences
food Social Sciences
Indonesia Social Sciences
landholding Earth & Environmental Sciences
Economics Medicine & Life Sciences
livelihood Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

Changes in Child Nutrition in India: A Decomposition Approach

Nie, P., Rammohan, A., Gwozdz, W. & Sousa-Poza, A., 22 May 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Growth Disorders

Home gardens as a predictor of enhanced dietary diversity and food security in rural Myanmar

Rammohan, A., Pritchard, B. & Dibley, M., 20 Aug 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 1, 13 p., 1145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Food Supply
1 Citation (Scopus)

Labour room violence in Uttar Pradesh, India: Evidence from longitudinal study of pregnancy and childbirth

Goli, S., Ganguly, D., Chakravorty, S., Siddiqui, M. Z., Ram, H., Rammohan, A. & Acharya, S. S., 1 Jul 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 7, e028688.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Longitudinal Studies

Rural women's empowerment and children's food and nutrition security in Bangladesh

Holland, C. & Rammohan, A., 1 Dec 2019, In : World Development. 124, 104648.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

household survey

Targeting poverty under complementarities: Evidence from Indonesia's unified targeting system

Tohari, A., Parsons, C. & Rammohan, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Development Economics. 140, p. 127-144 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Projects 2008 2020

Understanding Social, Economic and Health Vulnerabilities in Indonesia

Parker, L., Rammohan, A., Kreager, P., Schroeder-Butterfill, E. & Munro, J.

Australian Research Council


Project: Research

Externally led WUN - Understanding the impact of migration on health: synthesising the evidence, improving

Rammohan, A., Ben-Shiomo, Y., Salami, B., Morton, S., Diaz, E., Chung, R., Griffiths, S., Ellison, G., Krafft, T., Holdsworth, M., Madise, N. & Padmadas, S.

Worldwide Universities Network


Project: Research