Dr Nerkez Opacin

Dr Nerkez Opacin is a research fellow in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University.

As a researcher and educator, Nerkez adopts a multidisciplinary approach, specialising in nature-based solutions for social prescribing, peacebuilding education, and the critical analysis of intervention programs to foster community engagement and support at-risk populations. In his community-engaged approach, he applies a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, such as pre-post survey evaluations, interviews, focus groups, photo elicitation, participatory action research, and multi-sited ethnography.

Collaborating closely with fellow scholars, local communities, and civil society organisations, Nerkez intends to produce research findings that offer actionable insights for practice, program design and policy making.