Health and Wellbeing in Society

Health and Wellbeing in Society researchers engage in innovative & socially engaged inquiry, foregrounding lived experiences to address pressing questions emerging in health and mental health.

Raising the voice of lived experience

Health and Wellbeing researchers at SGSC are committed to understanding how health in the 21st century is shaped by socio-political change, developments in health technologies & shifting demographics.

Our work reflects a commitment to centring lived experience and contributing to social justice. Using participatory research practices we engage with people with complex health and mental health experiences, their social networks, health and social care practitioners, people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and LGBTQIA+ people.

We develop partnerships with academic researchers, government, and not-for-profit community organisations to creatively interrogate experiences of health and illness. Through impact and engagement, and drawing on substantial knowledge of policy and service delivery environments, we are dedicated to transforming how health is experienced, addressing social inequalities and contributing to the development of inclusive health and mental health policy, practice, and education.

We collaborate on projects with researchers across a range of disciplines including health sociology, critical mental health research, community psychology, medical humanities, cultural studies, social work, medicine, and law. Engaging with lived experiences our research promotes social models of health, contributes to national and international scholarly debate, and provides strong evidence to foster the development of healthy societies.

Health and Wellbeing in Society Projects

Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena

This interdisciplinary ARC Linkage Project aims to develop a comprehensive knowledge base to improve supports for and document the lived experiences of people living with the BPD label.

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Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena

This interdisciplinary ARC Linkage Project aims to develop a comprehensive knowledge base to improve supports for and document the lived experiences of people living with the BPD label.

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RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre

Want to find out more about transformative research for social justice at RMIT University's Social & Global Studies Centre?

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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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.