Pascale Allotey was trained across a range of health disciplines; academically in epidemiology, anthropology and psychology and professionally in clinical nursing, midwifery and public health nursing. Her research has therefore been across a range of multidisciplinary areas including sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, equity and human rights in health, forced migration, conflict and health, implementation research and health systems research. She has also undertaken research in tropical health, non-communicable diseases, obstetrics and pediatrics. Over the last 10 years, her work has focused largely on innovative interdisciplinary program development, research capacity building and the merging of research, policy and practice to respond to real life challenges and community based interventions in West Africa and South East Asia.
In her current position as Professor of Public Health she co-founded, and is Associate Director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia which supports life course epidemiological studies with a focus on non-communicable disease, co-morbidities and complex community interventions. She also leads the Global Public Health research program at the Monash University Campus in Malaysia. Her previous position was Chair in Race, Diversity and Professional Practice at Brunel University, UK and has held research and academic positions at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland and Western Australia. She has served as an expert for several UN agencies and international NGOs and grass roots organizations. As a principal investigator, her research has been funded by grants from the Wellcome Trust, National Health and Medical Research Council Australia, Australian Research Council and Global Forum for Health Research among others. She has published widely with over 100 peer reviewed publications.