Education, health & community

Victoria University has consolidated its research activity.

From 2018 research of the Victoria Institute is located within the Institute Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities.


The Victoria Institute employs a holistic approach to investigate the health and education issues confronting our communities. Our Education, health and community panel collaborates with the health and community sectors to establish research programs that explore health, disability and wellbeing, and how they impact on a student's ability to learn.

Key projects include:

  • Young People with Chronic Illness and Education: The Database Project
  • Evaluation of the Whitten project
  • Exploring civic engagement through community arts with 'disengaged youth'
  • Education engagement partnerships with Stonnington and Port Phillip City Councils

A story to tell: Building an intercultural soccer hub in Melbourne's West

The Brimbank Community Soccer Hub project aims to give newly arrived communities access and insight into operating a sports club. 

Read more about the intercultural soccer hub project.

Young People with Chronic Illness and Education: The Database Project

The project will investigate what is known about how young people living with chronic illness maintain their education, through exploration of an existing database.

Read more about the 'The Database Project' project.

Evaluation of the Whitten project

The Victoria Institute will be evaluating The Whitten Project - a pilot project aimed at developing young emerging community leaders across Melbourne’s Western Region.

Read more about the 'Whitten project'.

Exploring civic engagement through community arts with 'disengaged youth'

This project aims to use art workshops as a means of reaching out disengaged youth.

Read more about the 'Exploring civic engagement' project.

Education engagement partnerships with Stonnington and Port Phillip City Councils

The Education Engagement Partnership (EEP), work together on this project to support young people.

They want to engage and provide education, training or employment for all young people aged 10-19.

Read more about the 'Education Engagement Partnership' project.

Contact us

Contact The Victoria Institute for more information on projects in the education, health & community research panel.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5934
Email: victoria.institute@vu.edu.au