Using Evidence to Improve Refugee Resettlement: A Monitoring and Evaluation Road Map – Aliyyah Ahad, Camille Le Coz,  Hanne Beirens Migration Policy Institute (June 2020)

Effective consultation: a strategy to enhance Queensland Health’s Patient Experience data collection from people of a refugee background – Findings arising from the Patient Experience Project (April, 2020) – Mater Centre for Integrated Care and Innovation

Development and evaluation of interprofessional e-learning for speech pathologists, interpreters and translators by Claire Xiaochi Zhang, Jeanne Marshall, Anne Bernard, Katie Walker-Smith The International Journal of Translation and Interpreting Research Vol 12, No.1  (2020).

Perceptions of mental health and perceived barriers to mental health help-seeking amongst refugees: A systematic review (Feb, 2020) Byrow, Pajak, Specker and Nickerson


Australian Government Department of Health Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care – Issues Report on Refugees, September 2019

A model explaining refugee experiences of the Australian healthcare system: a systematic review of refugee perceptions Michael Au , Athire Debbie Anandakumar, Robyn Preston, Robin A. Ray and Meg Davis BMC International Health and Human Rights (2019) 19:22

Review into Integration, Employment and Settlement Outcomes for Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants in Australia (Feb 2019)  – Peter Shergold, Kerrin Benson and Margaret Piper.

No More Silence – A project has been designed to conduct research on child sexual abuse (CSA) and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia.

Community engagement with refugee-background communities around health: the experience of the Group of 11 – Paula Peterson, Samira Ali, Alie Kenneh and Ally Wakefield – Australian Journal of Primary Health Care April 2019

People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography (Aug 2019) Sally Baker Refugee Education Special Interest Group

A model explaining refugee experiences of the Australian healthcare system: a systematic review of refugee perceptions – Michael Au, Athire Debbie Anandakumar, Robyn Preston, Robin A. Ray & Meg Davis BMC International Health and Human Rights volume 19, (2019

Pharmacy practitioners’ lived experiences of culture in multicultural Australia: From perceptions to skilled practice – Jasmina Fejzic,  Michelle Barker June, 2019

Experiences of Health Care among Refugee and Asylum Seeker Residents in Regional Victoria – University of Melbourne

Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership (Jan, 2019): Competency Standards Framework for Clinicians – Culturally responsive clinical practice and Guide for clinicians working with interpreters in healthcare settings

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA); Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA); the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) released a new report outlining the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia (Feb 2019).

Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants– National Centre for Longitudinal Data


Enhancing health literacy strategies in the settlement of migrant and refugee women (Feb 2018) – Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership

Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities – Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) – Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and responses Alissar El-Murr (Dec, 2018) Watch the video here

Cultural responsiveness in a paediatric hospital setting People, processes, and practice environment. Claire Xiaochi Zhang & Emma Crawford, Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language  Pathology, Vol 20, No. 3, 2018

Seizing the opportunity: Making the most of the skills and experience of migrants and refugees – A research report for Multicultural Affairs Queensland (November 2018)

Congolese Men and Women of Good Hope: The Legacies of Refugee Camps for Work Market Readiness in Hyper-Diverse Cities (2018) Ngendakurio, John Bosco – Masters Thesis

DEALING WITH DIVERSITY: Aged care services for new and emerging communities  (August 2018) – National Seniors Australia

Intergovernmental collaboration for the health and wellbeing of refugees settling in Australia (March, 2018) Belinda Martin, Paul Douglas

Supporting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Resettled Refugees – THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA. Report by Greg Turner – 2017 Churchill Fellow

An unnecessary penalty: Economic impacts of changes to the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) – FULL REPORT (Sept, 2018)


Access and Equity to feedback and complaints for multicultural communities – FECCA

Working Together to improved health literacy of women from refugee backgrounds (Aug 2017) – Health Issues Centre and Victorian Refugee Health Network


The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health
Position Statement (May 2015)


Coordinated Primary Health Care for Refugees: A Best Practice Framework for Australia – Russell G, Harris M, Cheng I, Kay M, Vasi S, Joshi C, Chan B, Lo W, Wahidi S, Advocat J, Pottie K, Smith M, Furler J (2013). Report to the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Other Research links

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Immigrant Health Service has a webpage intended as a clearing house for refugee health research in Australia. Information available in the published peer reviewed literature has been compiled, and links to the relevant PubMed or ERIC abstract are shown.

The Victoria Refugee Health Network library contains resources, policy documents, reports, weblinks and pages relating to refugee health.

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