Current Projects

This project explores diverse experiences of hope for Australian young people, including the relationship between hope and resilience in different cohorts of participants. It extends on the results of the 2021 UNICEF Australia report (‘Children’s Voices in a Changing World’), contributing to a more extensive research base on young Australians’ hope in a post-pandemic context.
To prevent Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA), we’re working with Safe the Children to explore children’s perceptions of online grooming, as well as their help-seeking and protective behaviours. Our research findings will be shared with technology platforms and developers of online safety training programs to improve the effectiveness of their child safety efforts.
The overarching aim of this project is to collaborate with children and adolescents to co-develop child and adolescent-centred nutrition indicators for implementation in policy and public health programs across the globe. The collection of indicator data will take place via a global digital platform. 
A collaboration with UNICEF Australia to understand the views of young people in NSW on climate change and to co-develop child-centered indicators for climate justice.
This research aims to investigate and identify the factors that can enhance digital participation amongst refugee and migrant background youth in Victoria, Australia. It aims to empower young people in their work, education, socialising and health.
This project examines the way student leadership, organisation and participation occurs across online and offline spaces, shaping Australia’s political and democratic culture, during a time of global, social and political change.
Children, their families, and adult stakeholders in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and Fiji are helping us to map the challenges and opportunities presented by increased access to technology in the Pacific, to inform future child protection interventions and programs.
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We teamed up with UNICEF EAPRO consultants and children to research cyberbullying and online grooming indicators, and develop an indicator framework to understand if interventions result in behaviour change for child online protection.
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The views and needs of young people are being brought to the forefront, to support better adolescent health research. This project brings together diverse young people, families, professionals, policy-makers, service providers and other community members.
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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.
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