Dr Elisha Riggs is a Research Fellow at the McCaughey Centre at The University of Melbourne.
Elisha has been an active ISECN member, volunteered at the 2010 IUHPE World conference, and was involved in the background work for the creating a “Code of Ethics” for health promoters (still in development).
Elisha is experienced in qualitative methodologies, and mixed methods research utilising community-based participatory and culturally competent methods. She is currently working on a range of projects involving families with children with a focus on social inclusion and addressing health and social inequalities. By working in collaborative partnerships with the community she is involved in developing and evaluating complex community-based interventions involving refugee and migrant communities. She is also a co-editor on a book titled ‘Researching refugees and asylum seekers: ethical considerations.’ Ultimately, Elisha aims to conduct ethical, meaningful, useful and rigorous research that not only contributes to the evidence-base but makes a difference in the community, both in practice and in policy. Furthermore, her research aims to make a substantive and sustainable impact on children and their families, particularly in refugee and migrant communities to prevent illness and promote wellbeing and inclusion.
Learn more about Elisha here.