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Dr Ignacio Correa-Velez

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health
School of Public Health & Social Work
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Dr Ignacio Correa-Velez is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Ignacio 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, Dr 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 the early 2000s, Dr Correa-Velez has been dedicated to research that helps improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing, and supports the successful settlement of refugees and migrants. Dr Correa-Velez’s research foregrounds the social and environmental determinants of health, especially as this applies to migrant and refugee communities. He has particular expertise in longitudinal studies and in cross-cultural, peer-led and mixed research methods. He has published over 60 journal articles, book chapters and reports. Between February 2019 and January 2022, Dr Correa-Velez was the Co-CEO of the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT).

Research interests

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


Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Correa-Velez,_Ignacio.html

Research areas

Mental health
Migrant health
Public health and health services
Health inequalities
Refugee health
Social determinants of health
Human rights
Other studies in human society
Cross-cultural research