Two PSI academics have been awarded ARC Linkage grants for 2014. Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic will lead a team investigating options for supported decision-making to enhance the recovery of people with severe mental health problems. The project will examine the views of people with severe mental health problems, carers and mental health practitioners concerning appropriate supports for making treatment decisions. The project will produce an internet-based resource and training materials that explain supported decision-making and how it can contribute to the process of recovery.
Dr Amy Dobson is part of a team who will elucidate the increasing demand for genital cosmetic surgery among girls and women in Australia. The project will identify the psychosocial context of and public communication about the dramatic rise in female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia. Results will contribute to programs for sexuality and body image education, public health campaigns about normal genital diversity, and professional development for doctors and beauty therapists.
- Monash Anthropology hosts ‘Solo, Solitude’ at ACMI & a conversation with filmmakers
Dr Steven Zech selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative award
Monash Arts Dr Steven T. Zech, from the School of Social Sciences, was recently selected … Continue reading Dr Steven Zech selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative award
The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Monash Arts School of Social Sciences proudly presents the annual Department of Human Geography Public Lecture. Responding adequately to scientists’ warnings about global warming has seemed to be impossible for Australia’s political system. Globally, business is now ahead of government. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton, a participant in the public debate over climate science and policy for more than 20 years, will map some of its major stages.
What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Presented by Professor Robert Thomson. The United Kingdom’s momentous decision to leave the European Union … Continue reading What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
The 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals identify gender equality as a key goal for sustainable futures. This panel of experts examines the importance of gender, globally, nationally and locally, as we develop social and political structures to achieve long term sustainability.
Public lecture: Paul Strangio reflects on Federal Parliament’s Melbourne years
Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University will present a free public lecture on the significance of the first Australian federal parliamentary sittings in Melbourne over a quarter of a century ago.
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
Monash mental health research contributes to major Victorian parliamentary report
For people with severe mental health problems, it’s hard enough just to get through some day, without having to make decisions about their own medical treatment, finances and housing … right? Actually the opposite is true.
Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work
Date/Time: Thu 24 Nov / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Father Tucker’s Room Brotherhood … Continue reading Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work
Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
Professor Jim Walter’s transition to Emeritus Professor was celebrated at a dinner in early October … Continue reading Emeritus Professor Jim Walter
ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
Applications for ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program first semester 2017 open on Monday 10 October … Continue reading ATS3836 Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
2016 Postgraduate Publication Prize
The 2016 Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize has been awarded to Dr Ben Rich and Ms. Dara Conduit from the Social and Political Science HDR program.