Anna Hickey-Moody is a Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow.
Anna is working on Developing Faith Sensitive Knowledges for Youth Digital Health. This project identifies religious barriers to accessing digital mental health resources and develops faith specific community-based digital mental health promotion for marginalized youth.
Research shows young people are experiencing higher levels of mental health concerns than ever before (Mission Australia, 2017). Despite a wealth of knowledge on youth and digital healthcare, little is known about how faith shapes the digital worlds of marginalized youth. This project works with youth as co-researchers to develop a new knowledge base that will enable more effective, faith specific digital mental health support.
Please get in touch if you would like to be involved in this research.