Prof. Ann Taket
Chair in Health & Social Exclusion
School of Health & Social Development
+61 3 924 43798
Role and profile
Professor Taket holds a Chair in Health and Social Exclusion within the School of Health and Social Development, and is Director of the Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE). She supervises higher degree by research and honours students and also teaches at postgraduate level. She is a highly active researcher in the field of public health. She has published over 90 refereed journal articles and book chapters and over 90 commissioned reports and documents. She is the author of Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights (Routledge 2012), Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse: Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects (Routledge, 2010), Partnership and Participation: Decision-Making in the Multiagency Setting (Wiley 2000), Health and Societies: Changing Perspectives (Arnold 1996). She led the team of editors for Theorising Social Exclusion (Routledge, 2009), and is currently working on the sequel , Practising Social Exclusion, to be published by Routledge in 2013.
Unit Chair HSH728 Health Equity and Human Rights
Supervisor for 6 PhD students, on topics:
• The Emanicipatory Potential for Outcomes measurement in the Community Services Setting.
• Understanding resilience during post-compulsory school years from a Bourdieuian perspective
• The importance of play in supporting resilience in early childhood
• Domestic Violence in Rural and Urban Areas: Differences, Similarities and Potential Models for Intervention
• Sex as work; safety, job satisfaction and job control
• Theorising community engagement and social inclusion in sexual health promotion
Professor Taket’s main research interests are the complex interactions between social exclusion and health, in the design and evaluation of interventions to reduce health inequities, and prevention and intervention in domestic abuse and violence. She has in expertise in f action research, participatory methods, and experiential learning and a particular interest in the use of mixed methodologies, bringing together qualitative and quantitative methods around key policy questions. Common themes underlying her research in all these areas are a concern with issues of appropriateness, accessibility and equity, and with the development of methods for consumer and community participation in the shaping of health policy and priorities, in needs assessment, in service development and delivery, and in service evaluation.
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