Staff profile - Ann Taket

Prof Ann Taket

Position: Chair in Health & Social Exclusion
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443798 +61 3 92443798


Teaching Interests

Unit Chair HSH728 Health Equity and Human Rights

Supervisor for 5 PhD students, on topics including:

Exploring possibilities for service user agency in diverse community service settings.

Understanding resilience during post-compulsory school years from a Bourdieuian perspective.

The importance of play in supporting resilience in early childhood.

Theorising community engagement and social inclusion in sexual health promotion.

Social inclusion and peer support programs.


Subjects and units currently teaching

HSH728 Health Equity and Human Rights


Research interests

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 expertise in 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.

Over 2012 to 2015, she is leading a major program of research into violence prevention.

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