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Building a roadmap to evaluate power and privilege


Ashley Schram


Online Event


Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 12:30 to 13:30

Insufficient progress has been made towards reducing health inequities, due in part to a lack of action on the root causes – the differential distribution of power and resources across dimensions of individual and group identity (e.g., race, class, gender).

Drawing on the findings from a five-year programme of public policy research in Australia, this presentation will share a series of principles developed to support policy evaluation research design that generates knowledge and evidence regarding how structural policies shape structural inequities, to advance future policy action on the root causes of health inequities.

The presentation will also launch a new programme of research that will generate novel methodological tools and advance systems science in policy evaluation to support more equitable societies.

Rob Sturrock will be a discussant for this presentation.

About the speaker

Ashley Schram is the Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance. Her programme of work focuses on the actors, structures, and ideas that govern public policies and business practices that stratify society and shape human health and health inequities, as well as how to bring about and measure meaningful change.

About the discussant

Rob Sturrock is a Senior Advisor at the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) leading the community services and health policy work. Rob wants to bring about systemic change to make Australia more equitable, compassionate and caring. Rob has been involved in public policy development, advocacy and research at various levels of government, as well as within the community and private sectors.

This event will be delivered online via Zoom only.

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