Wicked Urban Challenges in Western Sydney: Researchers Respond
Urban Living Futures
Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Contact: Nicky Morrison & Anna Cristina Perierra
Multifaceted urban problem requiring a cross cutting multidisciplinary response - with our WSU urban researchers engaging across WS LGAs, demonstrating collaborative workings with key industry partners, and reaching multi spaces and communities.
Focusing on four wicked problems:
- Stark job/housing imbalances
- Inadequate infrastructure investment
- Socio-economic disparities
- Extreme urban heat
Intersectional Approaches in Youth Research
Young and Resilient
Time: 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm
Contact: Ben Hanckel, Amanda Third and Sukhamani Khorana
Young people are experiencing rapid change and uncertain futures, which have been made apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how are young people faring? And what do we know about young people? Where are the gaps?
The Young and Resilient Research Centre presents two panels during research week that responds to these critical questions. We present some of the ways that researchers, industry and practitioners are coming together to address multifaceted and complex problems, and supporting the agency and strengths of young people.
In these two engaging panels researchers will present their some of their current work, and discuss the critical implications this has for practice and scholarly debate
Bold Research Futures in Business
School of Business
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Contact: Maria-Estela Varua and Michelle Cull
What lies ahead for our society in a post-pandemic world? There has never been a better time to rediscover how business-led research can address the economic, environmental, and social needs of the communities in which we live and breathe. This requires bold thinking as we drive solutions to the wicked problems of the future.
Join the School of Business and our industry partners to hear about some of the latest joint research projects driving bold solutions for the future. These projects have a focus on improving environmental, financial, health and wellbeing outcomes to create sustainable, liveable cities and communities of the future. Projects at the will be presented by WSU researchers under three broad research themes.
Sport, Health and Society
Health and Wellbeing
Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Contact: Emma George and Tony Rossi
Whether through participation, spectatorship, or community engagement, sport has the potential to improve health outcomes, empower individuals, and unite communities. This event brings together Western Sydney University researchers and leaders from the sport, health, and industry sectors to showcase current research and engagement activities designed to enhance health, wellbeing, and social connectedness through sport.
This session will include: The launch of Western’s Sport, Health and Society White Paper. Rapid presentations from Western researchers and higher degree research students. A sport industry panel discussion, highlighting the benefits of collaborative partnerships, and challenges and opportunities for community engagement in a post COVID-era