Improving the health and well-being of the trans and gender diverse community
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Honours, Post Doctor Research
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Austin Health
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Summary Our initial research collaborating with Equinox Gender Diverse Clinic as well as our survey of nearly 1000 trans and gender diverse Australians revealed alarming health statistics, including significant mental health burden and socioeconomic disadvantage.
This also highlighted an unmet need with a 10-fold rise in demand for trans health services over 5 years and an urgent need to improve training for health professionals in trans healthcare. This data supported policy changes and resulted in the Victorian Government initiating two new multidisciplinary gender clinics and a new statewide training program in 2019. We heard hundreds of community voices and stories in an attempt to understand their health priorities and health needs. We want to leverage on this and continue to capture community voices to dynamically respond to health issues. We want to use community-led research to drive policy direction and develop relevant health and well-being programs to better our community
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PhD, Honours, Post Doctor Research
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