Elisha Riggs, Melbourne/Australia


Dr Elisha Riggs is a Research Fellow at the McCaughey Centre at The University of Melbourne.

ISECN/IUHPE involvement:

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).

Research Focus:

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.

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