Health in Practice

Humanities, Arts, and Social sciences for Health (HASH) brings together researchers from the social sciences, humanities, arts, design, and health sciences, alongside people outside the academy, to cultivate innovative research on health and wellbeing through the development of transdisciplinary collaborations and connections.

The Network seeks insight into individuals’ experiences of health and wellbeing – as embodied, and as part of broader social systems.

Health is more than simply the absence of illness

The HASH Network embeds a human-centred focus and promotes critical engagement with questions about the interactions between health and wellbeing, society, institutions, technologies, and nature. HASH also considers human health as inextricable from place and planetary health. Our research therefore examines ecosystems and non-human species, in both natural and built environments.

Be a catalyst

for knowledge exchange and translation focusing on health and wellbeing

Create a community
of practice

for researchers (in and outside the academy) across RMIT and beyond to work together

Produce innovative approaches

to understanding contemporary health and wellbeing, to advocate for positive change for individuals, society, and environments

Generate transdisciplinary research connections

that can lead to grant and funding success

HASH incorporates diverse methodological expertise

Through a transdisciplinary approach, HASH explores how different kinds of evidence and modes of inquiry might promote effective, grounded research on the health of individuals and communities.

Why become a member?

The HASH Network aims to be a catalyst for knowledge exchange and translation in practice, by working closely with community organisations, government, and industry partners. HASH members are committed to disruptive, justice-focused work within and beyond the academy. Through transdisciplinary research approaches focused on health and wellbeing, the HASH network provides a community of practice for researchers in both academic and non-academic contexts, including practice-based researchers, to share knowledge and work together. The network looks to generate innovative approaches to understanding contemporary health and wellbeing and advocate for positive change.

  • share ideas
  • present their work
  • discuss research methods, theories, modes of engagement, and knowledge translation towards impact
  • form grant ideas and applications
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