Healthy Communities

The Healthy Communities group provides a suite of innovative research and teaching initiatives in Social Work and Public and Community Health.

Our team of people teach into the university’s distinctive Bachelor of Public and Community Health. In the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program we train students for one of the most in demand employment pathways of the future.

Our research includes a range of innovative collaborations in social work and public health, including the recently funded Name. Narrate. Navigate. project which investigates new ways to combat youth violence.

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For more information about this group please contact our group leader.

Associate Professor Penny Buykx

Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Creative Ind and Social Sci

Group Leader (2020-2022)

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