Bryan Mukandi has a medical degree from the University of Zimbabwe and has worked in community health research at the University of Queensland.

His doctoral work is a philosophic exploration of ‘black consciousness’ and his areas of research and teaching expertise are: health policy and systems research, the health humanities, black existentialism and philosophy.

His current work revolves around the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth; racialised masculinities; nurturing and noxious spaces; and the ethics and hermeneutics of health service planning, delivery and evaluation.