Immigration is an increasing global phenomenon. The need to understand and manage cultural diversity and the associated social and economic impacts are crucial for social cohesion.
The Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Focus Program at the Monash University School of Social Sciences engages in high quality, independent and interdisciplinary research supporting the development and sustainability of inclusive and cohesive communities.
We focus on examining the experiences and attitudes of new and existing, temporary and longer term resident populations in terms of cultural diversity, social issues, and social inclusion. This program extends to the examination of existing policy and is oriented towards creating future policy opportunities of benefit to the whole community.
We draw on the migration research strengths from within the Faculty to develop and advance the PMSI research agenda which has been divided into four thematic areas:
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: Understanding the human experience of border crossings, and the implementation of regulatory practice, through empirical examinations of irregular migration and border control at the global, regional and national level.
Theme 4: Negotiating settlement for new arrived immigrants and experiences of locality and belonging in contemporary Australia.
Supervisors in Population Migration and Social Inclusion
- Assoc Professor Rebecca Wickes
- Associate Professor Marie Segrave
- Associate Professor Dharma Arunachalam
- Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett
- Professor Andrew Markus
- Associate Professor Alan Gamlen
- Dr Jonathan Smith
- Dr Kathryn Benier
- Dr Lesley Pruitt
- Dr Samanthi Gunawardana
- Professor Zlatko Skrbiš
- Dr Jacqueline Laughland-Booÿ
- Dr Earvin Charles Cabalquinto
- Dr Eleanor Gordon
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Our research achievements extend beyond academic outputs to community engagement and industry partnerships.
We have a strong focus on nurturing and providing opportunities for our Postgraduate Network in recognition of their advancement to becoming the next generation of migration researchers.