Ethics Approval and Researcher Training for Victorian Data Collection

Dr Karen Block, who is a Research Fellow in our team, has been doing some excellent work with the project ASPIRE: Analysing Safety and Place in Immigrant and Refugee Experience. Keep up with their research by following their blog here.


We began September with our second Victorian Advisory Group meeting, which gave us an opportunity to reflect on the progress of the project so far and workshop recruitment strategies for interviews and focus groups in our key research sites.

August was a particularly productive month for the research team. Not only did we submit our State of Knowledge paper to ANROWS for publication, we also received ethics clearance from the University of Melbourne Health Sciences Human Ethics Sub-Committee. This means we can now begin interviewing in Victoria (and hopefully soon Tasmania)!

IMG_1518On 25-26 August we conducted our first researcher training with members of the research team and bilingual educators from Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health. The two-day training included a great presentation from InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and was led by Dr Cathy Vaughan and ASPIRE research assistant Erin Davis, who provided the perfect combination of expertise in…

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Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions 5-day training course – registrations open!

Introducing a brand new 5-day intensive training course, run by our team from Public Health Insight and colleagues from DECIPHer from Cardiff University. Register for this training course here: