Dr Neil Hall

Over the past 15 years, Dr Neil Hall has focused on building an evidence base on which to base decisions about policy, funding and program delivery for the health of men and boys. As a Senior Academic in Social Work at Western Sydney University (WSU), and academic lead for Men's Health Information Resource Centre (MHIRC), Neil has engaged in research partnerships with diverse organisations including South West Sydney Health Promotion, Conviction Group, Mates in Manufacturing, Men's Table, the National Rugby League, Australia Nepal Public Link, NSW State Emergency Service, OneWellbeing, Welsey LifeForce, Western Sydney Community Forum, The Mt Druitt Shed, Australian Men's Health Foundation, Street Arts Murals Australia, and the Australian Federal Police. His collaborative approach to research has produced real world impact around: policy and service delivery for men and boys, mental health screening and support in retirement villages, minimisation of gambling harms, men's mental health literacy in culturally diverse populations, re-orienting policy and services towards social determinants of male health, and enabling reciprocal social engagement between marginalised men and boys and the general community. All his research has men's lived experience at the core, and he utilises student placements to generate enthusiasm for a male health research culture among future social work professionals. He has published extensively across these issues (https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/staff_profiles/WSU/doctor_neil_hall) and is a reviewer on 6 academic journals. Neil also oversees the coordination of National Men's Health Week and is currently conducting an evaluation into its impact over the last 4 years, and is a founding member of WSU's new Centre for Male Health.

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