Young and Resilient Research Centre is hosted by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) and the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). The Young and Resilient Research Centre is governed by the University’s policies and procedures, and reports directly to WSU’s Division of Research and Innovation.

Strategic and operational management of the Centre is provided by Young and Resilient’s Co-Directors and supported by the Centre Manager. Research Stream Co-Leaders guide the research agenda around each thematic focus and lead the development and design of new research projects.  ICS’ Executive and Research Committees also provide ongoing governance support to the Centre.

Young and Resilient undertakes rigorous research, conducted in accordance with ethical principles contained within the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) and the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). All our research projects are subject to an internal ethics review by the WSU Human Ethics Committee.

Institute for Culture and Society


The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) researches transformations in culture and society in the context of contemporary global change. It champions engaged collaborative research in the humanities and social sciences for a globalising digital age. The Institute's research program speaks to these multidimensional problems and challenges.

The Institute is the largest dedicated research concentration of its kind in Australia.

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Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University (WSU) is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant Western Sydney region. Boasting campuses across Western Sydney, the CBD, and more than 180,000 alumni, 48,500 students and 3,000 staff, the University has 13 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and courses carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

Western Sydney University is also a research leader – the result of focused investment in its research strengths and facilities. The university nurtures a distinctive, high-impact research culture, committed to enhancing our region’s cultural, economic, environmental and educational development, and is responsive to contemporary challenges in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.

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