Tracy De Cotta

Senior Research Assistant

Tracy De Cotta is a Senior Research Assistant in Swinburne University’s Social innovation Research Institute and Centre for Social Impact.

By trade she is an urban planner and has a bachelor’s degree and a Masters by Research in Urban Planning. Her thesis focused on how people in Sri Lanka used and adapted, post-civil war, to emerging types of new public leisure spaces and its impact on their status and wellbeing in the community.

Since joining the Swinburne team Tracy has been involved in a range of projects focused on individual and community wellbeing, social connection and social media.

She has also worked on CSI’s Map for Impact Project, and is currently helping to lead a collective impact project - funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust - in three regional Victorian towns, which looks at ways to co-produce mental health and wellbeing initiatives with, and for, the community.

Tracy’s interest areas are places and spaces and their influence on mental health, wellbeing and community building.

tdecotta@swin.edu.au

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