MS Dana Young

MS Dana Young

Positions

  • Public health (Health Promotion, Social Capital)
  • Sociology (Migration & cultural studies, Social Inclusion, Social Capital)

Overview

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  • My research interests are in community based public health/health promotion with a particular interest in health promotion for disease prevention and social inclusion for vulnerable groups, working on a social determinants of health model to help facilitate behaviour change for health improvement within the population. I have a strong interest in working in a participatory way for all relevant stakeholders to contribute to health improvements in the population. I am competent in qualitative research methods. 

    I have experience in maintaining relationships and community engagement through liaising with multiple partner organisations on a large scale culturally competent child oral health promotion study, facilitating data collection sessions with culturally diverse target groups and coordinating the research activities of a peer led community education intervention. 

    I hope to continue in the child health space, generating evidence and best practice guidelines for health promotion practice in the community. 

    Current Projects

    PhD Research Study - “Peering into the black box”: Sports participation, social capital and health for refugee and migrant adolescent girls

    The Pursuit of Wellbeing Project: An NHMRC Yooralla partnership project 'Trialling an intervention to support the wellbeing of parents of children with a disability and staff'

    Count Me In: Promoting social inclusion for refugee and migrant background youth by sports participation

    What's Cooking? The assessment of the long term impacts of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project
    Past projects:

    The evaluation of Kids as Catalyst

    The evaluation of Ucan2

    Teeth Tales: An exploratory trial implementing a community-based child oral health promotion intervention for Australian families from refugee and migrant backgrounds

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Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • Young D. Elizabeth Waters Travel Scholarship 2018 $3200 Young D. NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship 2018 - 2021 $87,302 Young, D. Centre for Health Equity (CHE), MSPGH, University of Melbourne, Travel Support Scheme. $2000 Block K, Young D, Gibbs L. Count Me In: Promoting sports participation for migrant and refugee background young people. VicHealth Innovation Grants 2017 – 2019, $200,000 Gibbs L, Block K, Moore L, Ukoumunne O, Carpenter L, Staiger P, Young D, Lok M. SAKG – Assessment of long term impacts. Medibank, 2017-2018, $156,000 Block K, Young D, Gibbs L. Count Me In: Promoting sports participation for migrant and refugee background young people. Moreland City Council 2017 – 2018, $30,000 Block K, Young D, Gibbs L. Count Me In: Participation in sport for migrant and refugee background youth, Melbourne Engagement Grant $10,000, April 2017 Block K. Gibbs L. Young D. Quay J. Count Me In: Promoting wellbeing and inclusion through sports participation for migrant and refugee-background young people, Melbourne Social Equity Institute Interdisciplinary Seed Funding 2016, $20,000 Block K, Young D, Gibbs L. Count Me In: Promoting participation in sports for migrant and refugee children and youth, Moreland City Council Community Grants $5,000, June 2016    

Awards

Education and training

  • MPH, Deakin University 2011
  • BHNut, University of Canberra 2007

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, 2018
  • Professor Elizabeth Waters Memorial Travel Scholarship, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, 2018
  • Winner: Building Health through Sports Award 2017, VicHealth, 2017
  • Project/Team award for Count Me In, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, 2017
  • Centre for Health Equity Travel Scholarship, 2016
  • Coralie Mathews in Memorium Award, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, 2016
  • Brockhoff Excellence Award 2013, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, 2013

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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