Focus Programs:
Population, Migration and Social Inclusion

This Program of research is concerned with the physical and social impact of population growth in Australia, with a specific focus on the short and long term consequences of increased immigration for social inclusion. This Program comprises multiple and complimentary themes that will structure research collaborations and projects:

Theme 1: The spatial concentration of immigrant groups and consequences for the economic and social life of urban and regional communities.

Theme 2: Temporal changes in social relationships, attitudes and social actions in communities experiencing increases in diversity and/or immigrant concentration.

Theme 3: Negotiating settlement in Australia for new arrived immigrants.


Population, Migration and Social Inclusion website

Criminology / Sociology

School of Social Science

Key Staff

Dharmalingam Arunachalam, Helen Forbes-Mewett, Marie Segrave, Zlatko Skrbis, Jonathan Smith, Rebecca Wickes

Other Focus Programs

  • The Body in the City, 1100-1800

    ‘The Body in the City, 1100-1800’ Focus Program aims to investigate the complex, diverse, and multi-layered realities and understandings of ‘the body’ in medieval and early modern societies.

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  • Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies

    The Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies program will merge research in the humanities and social and physical sciences with Indigenous knowledge systems, with a focus on Australia and Oceania.

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Engagement is a main ambition of the Faculty of Arts. Engagement can take many forms. Partnerships can be formed in surprising ways. What we can deliver across many fields of research will impress. We are keen and prepared to form new collaborations.

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