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We have a strong track record of engagement with government departments, local councils, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, NGOs, industry and businesses. Look to our researchers to access and use the latest research to give you an advantage. A dedicated team stands ready to facilitate collaboration with world-class researchers. Contact us to unlock the potential.
Across many sectors of society, we collaborate with partners and communities. Get inspiration for collaboration through some of our highlighted projects here.
In addition to the annual survey of social cohesion in Australia funded by the Scanlon Foundation since 2007, the Foundation has supported research in local areas of high immigrant concentration. Local area surveys were conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2012, with a focus on two Local Government Areas in Sydney (Fairfield and Bankstown) and two […]Read More
Australia is one of the great rock art regions of the world and includes some of the earliest examples of rock art made by modern humans. Yet a major challenge facing rock art research in Australia today (and elsewhere around the world) is how to approach and engage with rock art as a contemporary phenomenon. […]Read More
Information consumption and decision making of irregular migrants in the South East Asia region Under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) Collaborative Research Program, Professor Sharon Pickering has led two research teams across two research projects on information consumption and decision making of irregular migrants in the South East Asia region. The first […]Read More
Deaf people who use sign language to communicate face a number of barriers in accessing quality aged care services. This multi-pronged project worked with Deaf consumers of aged care services; older Deaf people not currently consuming services and service providers in both the Home and Community Care (HACC) and residential aged care sectors to better […]Read More
This project is being undertaken to produce knowledge of the experiences of women with disability in terms of violence, especially sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and pathways and barriers to accessing support and justice responses to such violence. It is a key part of this project to produce the research in partnership with People […]Read More
While awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety is growing, nuanced understandings of ‘normal’ emotions over the transition to parenthood grounded in the diversity and complexity of contemporary family life are lacking. Commissioned by Healthdirect Australia and part of Healthtalk Australia, this project took a contextual and inclusive approach to exploring a diverse group of Australians’ […]Read More
This recently completed evaluation commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) VIC was tasked to investigate the use, usability and implementation of the CRAF (Victoria’s key risk assessment framework for family violence specialist services and general service providers); The Review of the CRAF was the primary recommendation of the Victorian Royal Commission […]Read More
This three year research project, funded through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Project Scheme will investigate how peace agreements can advance women’s rights and participation after post-conflict and political transitions. This project examines the relationship between women’s presence in the processes of peacemaking, the inclusion of women’s rights and gender provisions in peace agreements, and […]Read More
Australia is a net importer of cultural trade, and Australian music is no different. Research is required to properly plan how governments can best assist the local recording industry, and to identify current challenges in rapidly changing global music markets. Associate Professor Shane Homan’s research examines the music industries, with a particular interest in how […]Read More
Global demand for metals for manufacturing is growing exponentially and meeting this solely through virgin mining is neither environmentally nor economically sustainable. Increased use must be made of more sustainable alternatives including sourcing metals through reuse and recycling. To support these activities Wealth from Waste research at Monash University is developing new prospecting tools to […]Read More
The key aim of this project was to examine Indonesians’ and Australians’ respective attitudes toward one another adopting a multi-method, structured two-part approach. To achieve this Monash academics examined media discourse to understand current representations of Indonesia in Australia (and vice versa). The existing English language version of a sophisticated linguistics word count software was […]Read More
Demographic information on the signing Deaf community has typically been inaccurate, despite its importance for funding applications and the service provision of deafness support organisations around Australia. Cross-matching census data from three censuses with related information enabled a model to be developed that provides a more accurate overview of the signing Deaf community. Reports based […]Read More
Gain-of-function (GOF) research involves experimentation that aims to increase the transmissibility and/or virulence of pathogens. The ultimate objective of such research is to better inform public health and preparedness efforts and/or development of medical countermeasures. Despite these important potential benefits, GOF research (GOFR) can pose risks regarding biosecurity and biosafety. In 2014 the administration of […]Read More
More reliable data can help reduce the risks refugees experience while travelling, crossing borders and in detention. Better data and associated analysis can transform regulatory and enforcement regimes so they lead to more sustainable regional approaches to protecting refugees. It can also help identify the motivation for refugee journeys, and determine more effective responses to […]Read More
The nature of conflict is changing: we are increasingly pursuing wars of choice in well populated urban areas where the mainstream media have limited access but the population are well served by ICT infrastructure. This empowers new actors, bloggers, citizen journalists and more purposeful social media warriors, who can shape how audiences understand the nature […]Read More
The impact of new sources of political information on ‘legacy’ election coverage in Australia and the United States Political journalism traditionally holds a privileged place in democratic societies. In particular, elite ‘legacy’ news organisation are expected to provide citizens with the materials they need to make informed political decisions. Their ability to do so has […]Read More
Legal theorists who argue in favour of anti-hate speech law all tend to claim that hate speech does significant harm to its targets. But they say little about how hate speech affects children. And this is an oversight, since children are especially sensitive to negative social influences like those that are broadcasted in public hate […]Read More
Homelessness, especially youth homelessness, is a national priority. Funded by City of Boroondara and Committee for Echuca Moama, this research programme is aimed at developing our knowledge, but also better addressing, the issue of homelessness in Victoria. The research conducted for Boroondara City Council investigated the experience and prevalence of youth homelessness as well as […]Read More
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) has become highly popular in recent years as a possible solution to the world-wide shortage of sign language interpreters. VRI eliminates the need for interpreters to physically travel to each interpreting location and has the potential to vastly improve access to interpreters for Deaf people living outside major population centres. This […]Read More
Preventing Conflict and Countering Fundamentalism through Women’s Empowerment and Civil Society Mobilization This research project, commissioned by DFAT, will examine women’s perspectives as family members, as teachers, and as members of civil society and community organisations in three community sites in Indonesia that have experiences with fundamentalist ideologies and political violence. Importantly, while the study […]Read More
Demand for mental health services is increasing due to increased rates of reporting and diagnosis and due to an ageing population with increasing rates of dementia-related conditions. In overall terms, culturally and linguistically diverse Australians make up a significant proportion of patients who seek mental health services, in part also due to aphasia or a […]Read More
Mobilising Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in the Asia Pacific The project will help young women create and sustain partnerships, networks and coalitions at the community, national, regional and global level, to help represent the issues affecting young women’s rights in sexual and reproductive health and violence against women. The project builds on the work […]Read More
Supported decision-making for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and family carers This project explored options for people diagnosed with severe mental illness to receive support in making decisions about care and treatment in order to fulfil Australia’s human rights obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The project’s interdisciplinary […]Read More
The Changing Identity and Sustainability of the Music-Cultures and Worldviews of the Riau Islands’ Sea Nomads and Sedentary Malays This pioneering project investigates the diversity and changing identity of the music-culture of the Sea Nomad tribes living in remote islands untouched by modernisation vis-à-vis the music-culture of the Muslim Malays who live on accessible, rapidly […]Read More
In the wake of the 2014 election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, research by Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska into Australian attitudes towards Indonesia has informed the ways that the Australian Government strengthens and deepens relationships with Indonesia, and promoted greater understanding and cultural awareness between these countries. With the support of the Australia Indonesia Centre, this […]Read More
Accurate, evidence based knowledge of attitudes towards immigration and cultural diversity is a crucial way of informing policy development, as well as the ongoing public debate on social cohesion in our multicultural society. The social cohesion surveys, funded by the Scanlon Foundation, and led by Andrew Markus, were first conducted in 2007 with the aim […]Read More
This project looks at indigenous media in Indonesia and how they contribute to transforming structural and cultural violence that is deeply rooted in the Indonesian state’s treatment of indigenous peoples. The project aims to investigate whether the use of (new) media can help transforming conflictual communication and relations between indigenous peoples and the state and […]Read More
Urban River Corridor Management: how does multi-agency protection and management of rivers work? The Yarra River is a highly valued natural asset that helps to define Melbourne’s liveability and provides a variety of cultural, environmental, social and economic benefits to Victoria. The Yarra River traverses a variety of urban, semi-rural, rural and pristine wilderness landscapes […]Read More
Achieving Equality for People with Disability: Disability-inclusive development programming in the employment sector in Cambodia This research examined the development programs of non-government organisations that aim to improve employment outcomes for persons with disabilities in Cambodia. Critically, this project was conducted in partnership with the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation (CDPO) and built their capacity as […]Read More
Radicalisation in all forms is a serious problem in all countries throughout the world. Australia is no exception. There has been an urgent need for a cohesive, structured and consistent approach across federal and state jurisdictions from prevention to intervention. However, at the time, that the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Attorney General’s Department commissioned this […]Read More
Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Australian sport and non-sport TV: Children and young people’s exposure, and its effect on drinking-related cognitions and behaviour. The project was developed to provide much needed evidence for alcohol policy debates on the extent, nature, and impact, of children and young people’s exposure to alcohol advertising when watching sport TV […]Read More
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The Faculty of Arts has proven track record of undertaking contract research projects, delivered on time and within budget for a range of partners from community, government and corporate sectors.
The Faculty of Arts prides itself on its longstanding partnerships developed and sustained with a range of key stakeholder groups, nationally and internationally.
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