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Dr

Karen Block

Snr Research Fellow - Comm Engag & Soci Health Res
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
refugee
Refugee settlement
Disadvantaged children and families
wellbeing
networks
migrant
migration
youth
social capital
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Dr

Karen Block

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Migration studies
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Dr

Karen Block

 

Dr Karen Block is Associate Director of the Child and Community Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity, in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She is also the Academic Lead of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute’s research program, Migration and Social Cohesion and Academic Convenor of the associated Interdisciplinary PhD program in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies.

Dr Block has a strong national profile in the area of migration studies, exploring the interplay between host communities and migrants and the complex ways in which this interaction affects health inequalities, integration, inclusion and social cohesion.

Her recent and current research includes a range of projects involving immigrant and refugee-background young people, women and families focused on social inclusion across the life course, health inequalities, gender-based violence, evaluating complex interventions, and working in collaborative partnerships with communities and community-based organisations. Dr Block also has a keen interest in cross-disciplinary, participatory, innovative and ethical qualitative and mixed methodologies for working with migrant children and youth and their families.

Dr Block’s research and related activities in this field have strengthened understandings of factors supporting wellbeing and inclusion for refugee and migrant populations post-settlement; stimulated discourse around ethical and appropriate methodologies for working with this population; and influenced policy and practice.

Projects

Displaying the 23 most recent projects by Karen Block.

23

Projects

Project Types


17

Research Contracts


5

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 59 most recent scholarly works by Karen Block.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership

University of Melbourne

2009

NHMRC

2009

Sidney Myer Health Scholarship

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Snr Research Fellow - Comm Engag & Soci Health Res

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

Australasian Evaluation Society

Member

Public Health Association of Australia

Education


Advanced Learning and Leadership

University of Melbourne

Population Health

University of Melbourne

PUBLIC HEALTH

University of Melbourne

ARTS

University of Melbourne

VETERINARY SCIENCE

University of Melbourne