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Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

Dr Teresa Swist is Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society whose transdisciplinary research explores creativity and the complexity of knowing, making and caring in the digital age. Teresa brings a systems thinking approach toward examining wellbeing in relation to digitally networked capabilities. She has extensive experience in theory-building, framework development, and participatory methodologies that advance imaginative possibilities and inclusive practices with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and expertise. As part of the Wellbeing Health & Youth Centre of Research Excellence team she is advancing: i) the co-production of an Ethics of Engagement Framework and Adolescent Health Research Commission; ii) a literature review about emerging technologies, health services, and youth wellbeing. With Intergener8 CoResearch Centre colleagues, Teresa is exploring how platforms and institutions can contribute to young people’s wellbeing in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. Key to her work is how innovations across community, urban, and global settings - alongside novel policy measures - could reduce (rather than amplify) health inequities. Historical narratives and future scenarios of healthcare, technology, research, and libraries also informs her research.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney


  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, PhD