Community Engaged Research Symposium

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Room G08
Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


Download Professor Meredith Minkler's presentation from this event (PDF) 


We are delighted to announce that Professor Meredith Minkler (University of California, Berkeley) will be visiting Melbourne in February and will deliver the keynote address at a half-day symposium on Community Engaged Research.

Through all of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's research programs there is a commitment to community led and community engaged research. In 2017 the Institute launched a Community of Practice focused on community engaged research, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds to explore ethics, methods and approaches.

This symposium will reflect on many of the common themes raised across the Community of Practice workshops and discuss successful models for community engaged research.



Welcome and Overview

Cathy Vaughan, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


Keynote Lecture

Meredith Minkler, University of California, Berkeley


Perspectives from Community Researchers

Georgia Katsikis, Melbourne Social Equity Institute

Manasi Nikam, Women's Health in The North


Refreshments Break


Successful Careers

Meredith Minkler, University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Gibbs, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program

Katrina Skewes McFerran, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music


Designing Community Engaged Projects

Karen Block,  Centre for Health Equity

Kylie Smith, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Alister Thorpe, Indigenous Health Equity Unit


Delivering Community Engaged Research Projects

Sue Olney, Public Service Research Group (UNSW Canberra)

Kitty Novy, Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children

Julia Hurst, Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration


Final Comments