Young and Resilient Research Centre


Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.

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Dr Alanna Kamp observes that the "Chinese Australians have become the focus of racist memes; hoaxes and hurtful messages are being spread on social media; and we are seeing frequent media reports of people of Asian descent being mistreated and vilified"
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Academics at Western Sydney University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre have joined with an international team of researchers to study the rolling Global Climate Strikes held, by collecting data at the protests held in September 2019.
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Radio Interview
Simpsons actor Hank Azaria, in January, announced that he will no longer voice the controversial figure Apu. Dr Sukhmani Khorana – a Research Fellow in the Young and Resilient Research Centre – addresses the concerns about Apu’s characterisation. Click here to listen to the full interview.

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This book adopts a critical youth studies approach and theorizes the digital as a key feature of the everyday to analyse how ideas about youth and cyber-safety, digital inclusion and citizenship are mobilized. Young People in Digital Society will be of interest to scholars and students in youth studies, cultural studies, sociology, education, and media and communications.
Summary report on a Living Lab in the City of Valenzuela
This report describes the Living Lab process, summarises the key findings of the workshops, presents the critical issues and a preliminary list of indicators co-developed with child and adult stakeholders and reflects on the strengths and limitations of the Living Lab process in promoting better, more inclusive violence prevention and response.
Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies, and the resulting school and community-based education.The conceptual framework and design approach of this project is underpinned by a Living Lab co-research and engagement platform.