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Social Justice Research Centre

"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

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