Community Music Research and Evaluation Through a Social Determinants Lens

  • Naomi Sunderland
  • Lauren Istvandity
  • Ali Lakhani
  • Caroline Lenette


Community music research and evaluation is expanding, and as such, interdisciplinary approaches can contribute innovative perspectives to the field. In this chapter, we share practical research lessons developed through applying a social determinants of health and well-being lens to a complex community music programme involving refugees and asylum seekers in Brisbane, Australia. We outline some key benefits and limitations of applying social determinants of health models to complex community music activities and make suggestions for future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Sunderland
    • 1
  • Lauren Istvandity
    • 2
  • Ali Lakhani
    • 3
  • Caroline Lenette
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Human Services and Social Work, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Menzies Health Institute QueenslandGriffith UniversityLoganAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland Conservatorium Research CentreGriffith UniversitySouth BankAustralia
  3. 3.School of Human Services and Social Work, Menzies Health Institute QueenslandGriffith UniversityLoganAustralia
  4. 4.School of Social SciencesUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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