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Associate Professor of Health Equity, Deakin University

Dr McKay's research interests are in the area of refugee and asylum seeker health and policy, with a focus on:

- Issues of vulnerable groups and food insecurity

- Australian government responses to asylum seekers

- Health impacts of mandatory detention

- Media portrayals of asylum seekers and refugees

- Lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian community


  • –present
    Lecturer in Public Health, Deakin University


  • 2012 
    Monash University, PhD