Professor Renata Kokanović

Professor Renata Kokanović is a 2017 Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow and Director of the RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre.

Professor Renata Kokanovic’s works at the intersections of health, society and medicine, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary mental health research.​ She combines empirical research with interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological scholarship while collaborating with industry partners and health care users to facilitate greater understanding of lived experiences of health and illness.

She co-founded Healthtalk Australia, a digital repository of health and illness narrative accounts designed to support people experiencing ill health, and inform health and social care delivery and policy.

Projects

Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena

Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena

An interdisciplinary Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2021 - 2024) aiming to develop a comprehensive knowledge base to improve supports for people living with the BPD label, documenting the lived experiences of BPD in their diverse social, cultural and gendered contexts.
Equally Well Healthtalk: Physical Health Among People with Lived Experience of Mental Illness online resource

Equally Well Healthtalk: Physical Health Among People with Lived Experience of Mental Illness online resource

The project examines the physical health experience of people who use mental health services. Our research and planned online resources aims to improve care provision and reduce physical health inequalities.

Professor Renata Kokanović

Find out more about Professor Renata Kokanović's publications, grants and supervisor interests.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.