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Renata Kokanovic

Professor and Lead of Critical Mental Health, Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University

Renata is an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersections of critical mental health studies, critical social theory and medical humanities. She utilises qualitative research methods, with particular expertise in narrative approaches to mental health. She is co-founder and director of Healthtalk Australia, a unique digital archive of mental health narratives, promoting personal narratives of mental health as evidence for improving mental health support in the community.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology of Health (Mental Health), Monash University


  • 2002 
    Murdoch University, Sociology