Research

The role of transnational networks and mobile citizens in South Sudan’s global community: A pilot study focused on Melbourne and Juba

Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI) Research Associate, Dr Sara Maher, the lead researcher for the Melbourne site of the transnational South Sudan Diaspora Impacts Project, has co-authored the project’s concluding report titled; ‘The role of transnational networks and mobile citizens in South Sudan’s global community A pilot study focused on Melbourne and Juba’. The…

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Community sentiments and perceptions of Victoria Police

Monash PhD researcher looks into police legitimacy in the City of Monash Allegra Schermuly, a former perioperative nurse from the UK, decided that a change was imminent after 20 years of nursing and enrolled in a Diploma of Liberal Arts at Chisholm TAFE in Frankston, later enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts at Monash, with…

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Gender equality and violent extremism in North Africa: UN funding for a new research agenda at GPS

Monash Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre has won a competitive UN bid worth approximately AUD $1 million to establish a new research agenda in five North African countries (Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) on the gendered dynamics of violent extremism (VE) in North Africa including gender analysis of extremist recruitment and mobilization, impacts of violent extremism and terrorism, and…

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Measuring consciousness: a philosophical approach to the science of consciousness

What kinds of brain activity are evidence for consciousness? How might you use tools like neuroimaging or EEG to justify ascribing consciousness to brain-damage patients? These are just some of the questions that Monash Arts researcher, Professor Tim Bayne is looking into, complimenting scientific and medical understanding of the human brain with his new research…

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World first research into an Australian sandy cay island: interview with Professor Ian McNiven

If the Tudulgal could thrive on a small sandy island and become a leading control centre in Australia’s Torres Straits, how can these insights help build more resilient and sustainable communities around the world? Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Professor Ian McNiven shares news on a new break-through ARC Discovery project underway in collaboration with the Tudulgal and local communities in the north of Australia.

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Insights into youth social futures

The Social Futures and Life Pathways (“Our Lives”) Project is one of the largest and longest-running longitudinal studies of young people underway in Australia. It is also one of the most comprehensive, with its broad focus on young people’s changing experiences of educational, workforce, partnering, family and housing transitions in early adulthood. It is led by Monash…

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