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Adjunct Associate Professor Ignacio Correa-Velez
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Other studies in Human Society
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PhD Population Health (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA)


Cross-cultural research, Health inequalities, Human rights, Mental health, Migrant health, Refugee health, Social determinants of health

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Ignacio Correa-Velez is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology.

Associate Professor Correa-Velez completed his PhD in Population Health (University of Queensland) in 2004. He has a MBBS (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia) and a Postgraduate Degree in Family Medicine and Community Health (Universidad del Valle, Colombia).
Between 2004 and 2011, Associate Professor Correa-Velez was Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre (La Trobe University, Melbourne). In 2006 he was awarded a NHMRC Postdoctoral Public Health (Australia) Fellowship (2006-10).
Since joining QUT in 2012, he has been dedicated to research that helps improve the mental and physical health, and supports the successful settlement of refugees and migrants.

Associate Professor Correa-Velez’s research foregrounds the social determinants of health, especially as this applies to migrant and refugee communities. Using mixed and cross-cultural methods, his research focuses on the health, wellbeing and settlement of migrants and refugees.
Associate Professor Correa-Velez has received over 1.7 million in national competitive grants and funding as chief investigator. He has published over 60 journal articles, book chapters and reports.

In February 2019, Associate Professor Correa-Velez joined the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) as Co-CEO Impact and Innovation.

Research interests

Refugee/migrant health
Health inequalities
Social determinants of health
Mental health
Human rights
Impact of environmental disasters on marginalised communities
Cross-cultural research

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Ignacio Correa-Velez.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Developing Best Practice for Settlement Services for Refugee Women-at-Risk
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Refugee Women;Health And Wellbeing;Settlement
Becoming at home: the good starts for refugee youth cohort, transition to early adulthood and settlement outcomes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Displaced twice? Investigating the impact of the Queensland floods on the wellbeing and settlement of a cohort of men from refugee backgrounds living in Brisbane and Toowoomba
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year


Current supervisions

  • International Migration of Adult Children and its Effect on the Health of Left Behind Older Parents in Nepal
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kate Murray