The overriding interest of this research group is the educational and social inclusion of young people who tend to be excluded from success in schooling and from achieving a sense of belonging.
Research undertaken by this group focuses on the capacity to build community resilience and connectedness of children and young people:
- in contact with youth justice systems
- from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds
- of colour
- from diverse backgrounds
- with chronic health conditions
- with negative experiences at school – e.g. bullying, cyberbullying, wellbeing and social exclusion.
Systems level investigation and advice takes place in collaboration with:
- Youth justice sector
- Department of Education and Training Victoria
- Department of Justice and Community Safety
- Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
- Alannah & Madeline Foundation
- Flexible Learning and Inclusive Education sector
- Sociology of Education
- Inclusive Education
- Exclusion – social, political, media
- Youth Justice
- Social Justice
- Community resilience
- Critical Disability
- Critical Discourse
- Globalisation and Culture
Read about our current projects and publications.
Staff & students
Find out about our team and read our researcher biographies via the links.
Partners, funders & collaborators
We collaborate with fellow researchers within and external to the University, and high-profile justice and education institutes.