Ms Alison Dowling

BSc(Agr), BAppSc, MPH.

PhD Candidate

Email: Alison.Dowling@monash.edu

Twitter: @aldowl2715

PhD Title: An investigation into the association of pre- and post-migration experiences on the self-rated health status among new resettled adult humanitarian refugees to Australia.

Supervisors: Professor Grant Russell and Dr Marina Kunin

Profile

The aim of Alison's PhD research is to investigate the link between migration experiences and the health of resettling refugees in Australia.  Currently, how migration factors shape the long term health of resettling refugees is not well understood.  It is anticipated that the knowledge that emerges from this PhD study will lead to recommendations for resettlement services that might be more effective than those currently in place.

Papers published during PhD candidature

Dowling A, Kunin M & Russell G. The impact of migration upon the perceived health of adult refugees resettling in Australia: a phenomenological study. (Under review)

Dowling A, Enticott J, Kunin M & Russell G. The association of migration experiences on the self-rated health status among adult humanitarian refugees to Australia: an analysis of a longitudinal cohort study. Int J Equity Health. (2019)18(1):130.

Dowling A, Enticott J, Kunin M & Russell G. An investigation into the association of pre- and post-migration experiences on the self-rated health status among new resettled adult humanitarian refugees to Australia: a protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC International Health and Human Rights (2019) 19:15

Dowling A, Enticott J & Russell G. Measuring self-rated health status among resettled adult refugee populations to inform practice and policy - ascoping review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17(1):817–25