School of Population and Global Health


We offer research and consultancy services to government and non-government service providers and private organisations. We also engage in competitively funded research and support postgraduate students.


Key features of our approach to research:

  • child and family focused
  • linked to key needs and developments in the field as identified by practitioners, researchers and the families they work with
  • ethical and adhering to the conventions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 
  • informing policy and practice and providing a basis to advocate for the rights of children and families
  • interdisciplinary and inclusive
  • based in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies as required by each project.

Research themes

We aim to generate capacity and build resilience in vulnerable children and families through attention to:

  • children's well-being and resilience
  • children's rights
  • family relationships, family inclusion and early parenting
  • child protection
  • vulnerable children in out-of-home care settings
  • social policy development with a particular focus on cross-cultural vulnerability, and rural and remote children
  • children's participation.


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