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ARC linkage projects

Current projects include:

Australia as an ally: Building human rights and social inclusion frameworks for LGBTIQ populations in our region Professor Baden Offord (2015 – 2019)

Research partners: Associate Professor Paula Gerber, Monash University; Associate Professor Anthony Langlois, Flinders University and Dr Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University, together with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

This project will provide a strategic framework for the Australian government to engage in protection and promotion of rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples. Dr Lisa Hartley and Professor Baden Offord

Research partners: Associate Professor Alison Reid; Professor Bruce Maycock; Associate Professor Rebecca Guy; Dr Graham Brown; Dr Limin Mao; Dr Roanna Lobo; and Dr Praveena Gunaratnam.

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of migrants and the factors that predict poor health outcomes related to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. The delayed access by migrants to healthcare from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds results in late diagnosis, low treatment uptake, and poorer health outcomes, with enhanced risk of infection and increased burden on the health system. The data collected in this project will assist in developing health services to meet these needs.