Welcome to the Health Humanities and Social Sciences Unit
The Health Humanities and Social Sciences Unit brings together the humanities and social sciences in the study of health and health care. The Centre uses multi-disciplinary approaches to strengthen the nexus between theory and practice in the study of health and society.
Work across the Centre integrates a variety of humanities and social sciences perspectives on health, disease and healthcare delivery, and uses disciplinary approaches from the history of health and medicine, medical anthropology, health ethics, sociology of health and illness, and health policy analysis.
Programs of work across this Unit focus on alcohol and other drugs, building the national and international evidence base for policy; historical demography, reconstituting historical populations to study fertility, mortality, morbidity and health transitions; ethics, including clinical ethics, research ethics, health care ethics, bioethics and ethical decision making; and the advancement of health social sciences through methodological development and innovation.