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Dana Young

Research Assistant, Community Based Research
Child Health
Race and Ethnic Relations
Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Health Education & Promotion
Health Inequalities
Social Capital
Social Inclusion
Organised Sport
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
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Dana Young

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Public health
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Dana Young


Dana Young is a research fellow and PhD Candidate in the Child & Community Wellbeing Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Dana’s research uses mixed-methods to explore the social and environmental influences on child and family health and the impact of community-based interventions.

Dana holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Human Nutrition. Her PhD is exploring the role of local sports participation in building different forms of social capital for adolescent girls from a migrant background in Melbourne, Australia. Current Projects

PhD Research Study - “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
Past projects:

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

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

Evaluation of the delivery of Jamie's Ministry of Food in Victoria

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 12 most recent scholarly works by Dana Young.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Professor Elizabeth Waters Memorial Travel Scholarship

Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program


NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship


Project/Team award for Count Me In

Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program


Winner: Building Health through Sports Award 2017



Coralie Mathews in Memorium Award

Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program


Centre for Health Equity Travel Scholarship


Brockhoff Excellence Award 2013

Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program





Research Assistant, Community Based Research

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


Master of Public Health

Deakin University

Bachelor of Human Nutrition

University of Canberra