Our research focuses on societal changes and its challenges. Arts Researchers investigate historical, cultural, technological, philosophical, ethical and social factors driving these changes. The hallmark of our work is a strong focus on applied research and innovation.
Our researchers work in a number of interdisciplinary fields such as health and wellbeing, social cohesion, cultural competency, migration and settlement, sustainability and environment, gender, policy development and creative practice.
Below are just a few examples of contract research conducted by Arts academics:
- Department of Health and Human Services (Vic): Review of the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework in Victoria;
- Scanlon Foundation – Social Cohesion Mapping- Longitudinal Study;
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection – various research and consultancy projects on immigration and settlement, both in Australia and Asia Pacific region;
- Department of Human Services – Identification of the spatial distribution of vulnerable populations to extreme heat events in Melbourne;
- Department of Social Services – Social Policy Research;
- Transport Accident Commission – Evaluation of Road Safety Monitor survey research methodology;
- Anglicare – Evaluation of Family Violence service programs;
- Victorian Deaf Society – Video Relay Interpreting Evaluation;
- Limbs4Life – Evaluation of the project ‘Limbs 4 Kids’ National Program;
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Exchanging Knowledge about the impact of Micro-Blogging on Newsroom Cultures in China and Australia;
- Department of Environment, Land and Water Planning – Study of River Management Agencies;
- City of Boroondara – Youth Homelessness Research Study;
- Australian National Audit – Review the Effectiveness of Aids Program to Higher Education, etc
For more information about our projects please refer to project showcase.