Associate Professor Fiona Haigh


Associate Professor Fiona Haigh has finished working with the Prevention Centre.

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Associate Professor Fiona Haigh is Director of the Health Equity Research Development Unit (HERDU), a joint initiative between UNSW and the Sydney Local Health District. Fiona is a health equity focussed applied public health researcher with over 20 years’ experience internationally working with health and other sectors to strengthen the consideration of health and health equity in decision-making. Fiona’s research approach emphasises ‘walking the talk’ of social justice, directly facilitating improvements in people’s access to the determinants of health and valuing research participants as active collaborators and co-constructors of knowledge.

Fiona is an internationally recognised expert in health impact assessment and co-chairs the International Union of Health Promotion Global Working Group on HIA. Her main research focus is equity focused planning and decision-support tools such as Health/Human Rights/Equity focussed Impact Assessment, the role of different types of knowledge and power in decision making, equity focussed systems change, and the relationship between health and human rights.