Victoria Police have shown great interest in Helen Forbes-Mewett’s research for the purposes of informing their Multicultural Unit on issues affecting international students and others from diverse cultural backgrounds. The focus of her ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship on International Students and Crime has revealed new insights into the problem. Primarily, the overwhelming media driven perception that international students are mostly vulnerable to violent and visible street crime against males by unknown offenders has been challenged. Helen’s research indicates that violence against female international students in both private and public spaces is a much greater problem.
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett pictured with Senior Constable Maha Sukkar, Multicultural Liaison Officer from the Victorian Multicultural Unit
ARC Discovery Project on Antibiotic Resistance
A team led by Associate Professor Mark Davis (Sociology) with Professor Andrea Whittaker (Anthropology), Associate … Continue reading ARC Discovery Project on Antibiotic Resistance
Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research, Sociology Public Lecture 2017 When 17 August 2017 … Continue reading Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
Sociology PhD publishes her first book
Dr Fiona MacDonald (Sociology PhD 2014) has just published a book drawing on her thesis … Continue reading Sociology PhD publishes her first book
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?
PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion
PewDiePie is the username of the world’s most famous YouTube video blogger, 27-year-old Swede, Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie’s vlogs, centred on his comedic video game commentaries, attract more than 53 million (mostly young) subscribers.
Let’s talk about sex: inclusion in the classroom and beyond with Dr Kirsten McLean
Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive environment for teaching Sexuality and Society.
- Kirsten McLean recognised in 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching awards
Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Alan Petersen who has recently been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in … Continue reading Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett who has been awarded the honour of MPA Supervisor of … Continue reading Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Dr Kirsten McLean wins Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Sociology Honours student in the media
Carley Fraser, one of the 2015 Honours cohort in Sociology, was recently interviewed by ABC … Continue reading Sociology Honours student in the media