+M Foundation 2 MINS READ April 29th, 2022

Award for +M research


Prestigious Ilona Kickbusch award goes to paper on positive masculinity.

Congratulations to Orygen researcher Michael Wilson and co-authors Dr Ray Swann (Crowther Centre), Brighton Grammar Headmaster Ross Featherston and Kate Casey (Crowther Centre) who have won the prestigious Ilona Kickbusch award for their paper on positive masculinity.

The Ilona Kickbusch Award for Excellence in Early Career Research Publication in Health Promotion is an annual award for best-published manuscript in Health Promotion International by an early career researcher.

The paper explores the need to move away from traditional masculine norms (defined by stoicism, emotional restrictiveness and avoidance of vulnerability) as the only archetype of masculinity available to boys and young men.

Read the paper (external link to Health Promotion International Journal)