Social Inclusion

Determinants of Health

The Social Inclusion research stream works collaboratively with communities, organisations, and governments to promote social inclusion. We are interested in improving health and wellbeing, especially among individuals and groups who may be experiencing exclusion.

The Social Inclusion research stream focuses on improving health and wellbeing for individuals and groups, particularly those who may be marginalised due to social adversity, cultural diversity, gender identity, physical disabilities or geographic remoteness. We specialise in employing multidisciplinary approaches to tackle causes of exclusion in practical ways.

Our key programs of research include:

  • the creation of environments that promote health, individual creativity, agency, and autonomy
  • working with communities to create policies and practices that promote inclusion
  • tackling causes of exclusion in practical ways

Our work is underpinned by:

  • the development of mixed methodologies
  • multidisciplinary approaches and the application of systems thinking
  • the systematic review and synthesis of the research literature
  • the importance of knowledge transfer and practice development

Our Social Inclusion stream leader is Fiona McKay Email: