Dr. Ingrid Muenstermann is a retired social scientist / sociologist, affiliated with Flinders University of South Australia. She currently teaches 'Contemporary Health Issues in Australia'. At present she is also involved in a joint research project in relation to the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (Flinders University of South Australia and Technische University Dresden, TUMAINI Institut, Germany). Before becoming an academic, Ingrid was employed in several secretarial positions in Germany and in Australia. After migrating to Australia, she undertook university studies on a part-time basis and was awarded a PhD in 1997. Between 2004 and 2013, she was an academic at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, teaching health sociology. Her research interests vary: she started with an interest in immigration and multiculturalism; health and mental health were her next areas of interest, followed by rural issues, the environment and renewable energy. In the past, Ingrid has written several articles on these topics and has edited three books: 'Some personal stories of German immigration to Australia since 1945' (2015), 'People’s movements in the 21st Century – Risks, challenges and benefits' (2017), and 'Social responsibilities' (2018).