"pursuing excellence in social research"
The Social Justice Research Centre undertakes research into many aspects of society predominantly in areas of applied social research with a particular focus on community development; social justice; and special populations including disability, Indigenous people, children and young people.
Much of this research is carried out in collaboration with a range of industry partners.
Some of the more recent projects undertaken by researchers within the Centre include:
- Achieving successful social inclusion for children and families from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds
- Cross-sectoral frameworks for community development: an investigation of the relationship between local government and the non-government sector in the design and delivery of community development and community services in Western Australia
- Young people's participation in communities
- Equal justice? The experiences and needs of repeat offenders with intellectual disability in Western Australia
- Power, status and empowerment: female factory workers in Sri Lanka's export processing zones 2004/2005
- Outcome measures for young people attending substance misuse services for detoxification and residential rehabilitation in Perth, Western Australia
- Silent voices: women with disabilities and family and domestic violence
- Leadership, cohesion and action: Noongar families creating their future
- Moving in and moving on: young people's transition from homelessness to independent living
- Evidence review of the key principles of quality used to guide evidencebased practice for Indigenous early learning and care programs in Australia
- Building service models for a stronger Carnarvon
- Local evaluation of East Kimberley initiatives for children and families
- Towards an Indigenous Child Care Plan
- The impacts of drug and substance abuse on children and families
- Stress and childcare
- Embedding a wellness approach to health and disability in the policies and practices of allied health providers.
Professor Alfred Allan
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5536
Dr Judith Cockram
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5662