- Associate Professor Tim Corney (Primary)
- Ms Ruth Liston (Associate)
Stipend value in 2022
$29,300 per annum.
The purpose of this action research project is to build capability and expertise through embedding in three crime prevention Action Groups in Hume, Brimbank and Melton Local Government Areas as they develop and deliver evidence‐based approaches to address crime and improve community safety as part of the Empowering Communities program.
You will work closely with the Action Groups, conduct a process evaluation and provide regular reports to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS). You will also work collaboratively with the Action Groups and consultants as they establish an evaluation framework to assess project impact.
This will form the basis of your Masters or PhD thesis and you will be mentored throughout by two active supervisors. Through embedding in the Action Groups you will contribute to empowering communities in the West of Melbourne, as well as develop your expertise in evaluation, community development and crime prevention.
Required disciplinary knowledge
Community development or community crime prevention; project evaluation.
Demonstrated experience with the communities in Melbourne’s west and/or north.
The scholarship will depend upon the successful applicant obtaining the following documents:
- working with children check
- police check.
The successful applicant will need to meet the Masters by Research entrance requirements or PhD entrance requirements at Victoria University and have a background through study or experience in evaluation and/or action research, as well as community development and/or community crime prevention. You will be able to work well in a team which includes industry partners.
Applications are now now open for domestic PhD or Masters by Research applicants.
Please follow the application process outlined in apply for a graduate research scholarship.
Applications close 9 January 2022, 11.59pm (AEST).
Refer to the guide to applicants for more information.