Current Research Projects

What separates the Life Course Centre from other research initiatives is our core translational component. Our research is focused not only on describing and understanding the key causes of disadvantage but also on developing innovative solutions to address them. By examining how people construct their lives we can identify the drivers of disadvantage, and also the critical life course junctures and opportunities for innovative public policy and social interventions.

Scoping review of mechanisms mediating disadvantage and bullying involvement

Previous research has shown that socio-economic status (SES) is associated with involvement in bullying, with children from disadvantaged backgrounds more likely to be victims of bullying and, to a lesser…

Outcomes of work-based training in promoting wellbeing of Australians

Apprenticeships and traineeships that combine classroom and workplace learning with mentoring are generally seen as an effective way of preparing less academic youth, and retraining adults, for work. However, the…

Inequalities and climate change

Health vulnerabilities to climate change are not evenly distributed. Climate change disproportionally impacts socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, further exacerbating health inequalities. This project examines the effects of climate change and extreme…

Homelessness Systems, Pathways and Experiences: A study of Micah Projects homeless services and initiatives

The challenge The rate of homelessness in Brisbane has fluctuated over the past decade or more. Many people, particularly long term rough sleepers, have been supported to access housing, through…

Enhancing children’s journeys through Out of Home Care: A multi-perspective study

Our project wants to hear from carers, children and parents on how to improve children’s experience of foster/kinship care. Register your interest and we will be in contact to tell…