Welcome to the Gender and Women's Health Unit
We aim to advance the health of women in Australia and internationally, to reduce inequity and create positive change. Through research, teaching and public engagement, our work contributes to a robust knowledge base about the health effects of gender inequity and its intersection with social, economic and cultural factors.
We are a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Women’s Health and work in partnership with scholars and agencies in the Asia-Pacific region to increase regional research capacity.
Our Unit is based at the Centre for Health Equity at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
We are an interdisciplinary team with expertise in social epidemiology, social psychology, sociology, demography, health services research, and public health. We teach, supervise graduate research students and conduct research across a range of areas related to gender, health and society. Our current research focuses on violence against women; sexual, reproductive and maternal health; and the built environment and health.