Current Projects

This research aims to investigate and identify the factors that can enhance digital participation amongst refugee and migrant background youth in Victoria, Australia. It aims to empower young people in their work, education, socialising and health.
This project examines the way student leadership, organisation and participation occurs across online and offline spaces, shaping Australia’s political and democratic culture, during a time of global, social and political change.
Researchers, young people from rainbow families and LGBTQ+ advocates are coming together to develop a resource to connect young people with other rainbow families, and to value and celebrate the diversity in these families.
Children, their families, and adult stakeholders in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and Fiji are helping us to map the challenges and opportunities presented by increased access to technology in the Pacific, to inform future child protection interventions and programs.
We teamed up with UNICEF EAPRO consultants and children to research cyberbullying and online grooming indicators, and develop an indicator framework to understand if interventions result in behaviour change for child online protection.
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We're co-designing resources with young people for delivery in schools, ensuring that content is relatable and relevant. In Real Life resources will improve the delivery of online safety education by offering genuinely youth-centred, freely available and inclusive content to young people across Australia.
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As investing becomes more accessible for younger investors through emerging digital products and services, industry groups and regulation bodies are concerned about increasing numbers of inexperienced young adults starting to invest. Responses to these concerns have focused on media regulation and better financial education to address financial literacy gaps and reduce harm from financial losses. However, these interventions may be misdirected or inadequate without understanding the experiences and needs of young adult investors.
Navigating uncertainty: Australian young adult investors and digital finance cultures
The views and needs of young people are being brought to the forefront, to support better adolescent health research. This project brings together diverse young people, families, professionals, policy-makers, service providers and other community members.
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies, and the resulting school and community-based education.
Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age