Health outcomes in Australia for the large part, are better than ever before, but some groups still experience greater rates of disease and poorer access to quality healthcare. UNSW Medicine has major strengths in researching the health of vulnerable and marginalised communities, including:
- migrant and refugee groups
- people with mental illness
- people with disabilities
- those from lower socio-economic backgrounds
- LGBTQI+ communities
- homeless people
- people who are geographically and socially isolated.
Our research focusses on why health inequalities occur and the social determinants of health in disadvantaged groups. We study the structural factors that affect healthcare for vulnerable communities. Our research has designed new interventions for members of these groups.