Dr Matt Fisher

Senior Research Fellow

place Health Sciences (2.52)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Matt Fisher is a Senior Research Fellow with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity. He is currently working as a research Project Manager with the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity. Matt completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Adelaide in 2009. His research work is focused on the social and commerical determinants of health and health equity and the ways these interact with public policy and politics. He is currently an investigator on an ARC project examining social determinants of health in Australian government policies on energy, environment, urban planning and justice. He is aslo leading a project examining equity in use of digital health strategies, working in collaboration with HealthDirect. he has a particular interest in social determinants of mental health. Matt previously work in the social housing sector and has has a strong commitment to values of social justice and environmental sustainability.

  • PhD (Philosophy) - University of Adelaide
  • MA (Philosophy) - University of Adelaide
  • Diploma of Education - Flinders University
  • BA - Flinders University
Key responsibilities

Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity

Supervisory interests
Health policy
Social determinants of health (SDH)
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Indigenous health policy (1), Mental health in policy (1)
  • Public wellbeing
  • Social impacts on mental health
  • social determinants of health