Psychosocial Wellbeing, Integration and Protection Cluster

IGHD promotes research embodying critical thinking, practice engagement and principles of social justice to address the health and development of vulnerable and marginalised populations globally. Our research is focused through interdisciplinary clusters that draw together academic staff, research students and external partners in addressing major issues on which we aspire towards global thought leadership. 

The focus of work in the area of psychosocial wellbeing, protection and integration is marked by strong engagement with a broad range of governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental actors. Projects range from strengthening humanitarian response for children and youth in contexts of conflict to strategies for supporting local integration for displaced populations. Our research is multi-disciplinary, uses mixed methods and is often characterised by participatory approaches. In recent years we have been developing and using a new tool to capture information about social networks.

Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza

Psychosocial Wellbeing, Integration and Protection Cluster Contact