Projects & People / Projects
Changing Patterns of Employment and Unemployment: Impacts on Physical & Mental Health & the Meditating Role of Social Capital - is an NHMRC funded research program which will provide original insights into what aspects of employment help or harm health; and into what enables some people to escape the harm that others experience. This will provide vital information to underpin policies designed to gain the benefits of a flexible workplace with minimum harm to workers. More inforomation click here
Location and Health - This four-year (2002-2006) project examines the differences in levels of social capital, mental and physical health between people living in four postcode areas with contrasting socio-economic status within metro-Adelaide. A central focus is with the impact that neighbourhoods characteristics have on the health and well-being of local communities. For more details please click here.
VicLanes - A multilevel 3-year study funded by VicHealth - collecting individual, household and environmental information from 4913 households in 50 areas across Melbourne to examine the relationships between the individual, household and environmental factors that impact on health. Further information can be found here
Australian Governments and Health Inequities - an analysis of key documents from each state/territory/federal health department to assess the extent to which documentary evidence suggests that each jurisdiction is aware of, and working to reduce, health inequities. view more here
Social capital and public policy - The project examines the way in which social capital theory is being used in public policies and programs to improve health and wellbeing in South Australia. It is concerned with the ways in which networking and trust between people in communities (what we call 'social capital') are developed through local, community-based initiatives. Read more here
Case Study of South Australia 's Social Inclusion Initiative - A report commissioned by the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network (SEKN) of the WHO's Commission on Social Determinants of Health to act as one of 14 background papers informing the SEKN's final report to the Commission. View report here