The VicHealth bystander research on race-based discrimination is the first of its kind in Australia. The project has included an evidence review to identify research gaps in the field, followed by a state-wide survey to examine readiness for bystander action in the Victorian community.
The findings provide a sound evidence base to develop further programs that encourage pro-social bystander action to address the determinants of race-based discrimination. The findings also point to future directions in research related to bystanders and health promotion.
Choosing to act: How Victorians can prevent race-based discrimination and support cultural diversity (Research highlights) (900 KB)
This publication is a summary of the full research report.
Choosing to act: Bystander action to prevent race-based discrimination and support cultural diversity in the Victorian community (765 KB)
By Zachary Russell, Darren Pennay, Kim Webster & Yin Paradies
The role of bystander knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in preventing race-based discrimination (970 KB)
A technical report on the conduct and findings of VicHealth’s Survey of Bystander Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours in Preventing Race-based Discrimination
By Darren Pennay & Yin Paradies
Review of bystander approaches in support of preventing race-based discrimination (383 KB)
By Jacqueline Nelson, Kevin Dunn, Yin Paradies, Anne Pederson, Scott Sharpe, Maria Hynes & Bernard Guerin