International project to improve health of incarcerated women

NDRI researchers have been awarded international funding with colleagues in the United States to conduct research examining ways to improve the health and wellbeing of incarcerated women.

The funding was part of the inaugural request for proposals from the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development, an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improving health and wellbeing through education, service, research, and training in partnership with communities locally and around the world.

The ‘Building Global Collaboration to Advance the Health and Human Rights for Women’ pilot study will work towards building a multinational collaboration with the involvement of diverse women with lived experiences of incarceration from various countries to guide global advances in policy and practice to improve incarcerated women’s health and wellbeing.

It will be led in Australia by NDRI’s Justice Health Program Leader Dr Mandy Wilson and Aboriginal Research Program Leader Dr Jocelyn Jones, and Dr Paul Simpson from the School of Population Health at UNSW, and in the United States by Dr Gina Fedock, Assistant Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago.

The project builds on the success of other NDRI research focusing on improving outcomes for women involved with the justice system, particularly the ‘Beyond Violence’ project that NDRI researchers and colleagues have trialled and implemented in Australian prisons.

Posted on: 22 Nov 2022

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