Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.
NewsSukhmani Khorana - senior research fellow at the Young and Resilient Research Centre - spoke to ABC Life on on why many people use cultural practices to reconnect to cultural heritage during a crisis like COVID-19.
NewsDr Alanna Kamp observes that the "Chinese Australians have become the focus of racist memes; hoaxes and hurtful messages are being spread on social media; and we are seeing frequent media reports of people of Asian descent being mistreated and vilified"
UpdatesAcademics at Western Sydney University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre have joined with an international team of researchers to study the rolling Global Climate Strikes held, by collecting data at the protests held in September 2019.
Radio InterviewSimpsons actor Hank Azaria, in January, announced that he will no longer voice the controversial figure Apu. Dr Sukhmani Khorana – a Research Fellow in the Young and Resilient Research Centre – addresses the concerns about Apu’s characterisation. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Given the urgent issues facing young people in the digital age, and the growing demand from the international community, the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child voted to develop the General Comment on Children in Relation to the Digital Environment, to support interpretation of the Convention in a digital age.
The project deployed a qualitative, participatory research methodology developed by the Y&R Research Centre and presents the findings of creative workshops conducted with: 96 children aged 10-18; 58 parents and carers; and 50 representatives of government departments, local & international NGOs, schools, police, telecommunications companies, religious organisations & community leaders.
This report describes the Living Lab process used in the City of Valenzuela, summarises the key findings of the workshops with children, presents the critical issues and a preliminary list of indicators and reflects on the strengths and limitations of the Living Lab process in promoting better, more inclusive violence prevention and response.
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies.The conceptual framework and design of this project is underpinned by a Living Lab co-research and engagement platform.
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Our digital co-research toolkit allows us, and our partners, to generate evidence on phenomena shaping the resilience of young people and their communities to impact policy and practice. These bespoke data-gathering tools are youth-centred and offer creative new ways to undertake co-researches.. Read more about
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