Melbourne Social Equity Institute Showcase

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Level 1
Sidney Myer Asia Centre


Melbourne Social Equity Institute supports interdisciplinary research on social equity issues across the full spectrum of life including health, law, education, housing, work and transport.

The Institute brings together researchers from across the University of Melbourne in partnership with external organisations to identify unjust or unfair practices that lead to social inequity and work towards ways to ameliorate disadvantage.

Staff from across the University of Melbourne are invited to join us on Monday 20 February for a half-day event showcasing the research the institute is currently supporting and to learn how to become involved with the Institute in 2017 and beyond.

  • Through all our research programs there is a commitment to community-led and community-engaged research. Hear from community-researchers behind the ‘Choice, Control and the NDIS’ project and learn how to become involved with the pioneering Community Fellows Program.
  • Be updated on our new research program on Poverty and Income Inequality currently being developed in conjunction with the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
  • Discover the ways the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children (MAEVe) is bringing together researchers, industry, government agencies and the community to tackle the problem of violence against women and their children.
    (MAEVe is funded by the Hallmark Research Initiatives and run under the auspices of Melbourne Social Equity Institute)
  • Our Refugees and Asylum Seekers research program co-ordinates and supports interdisciplinary research primarily relating to the resettlement and social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. Gain insights into the challenges and future directions of this area.
  • The highly regarded Doctoral Academy brings together a cohort of research higher degree students from across the university to share their research, knowledge and ideas on social equity issues.  We’ll explain how the Academy supports students through peer-learning opportunities and mentoring from experienced academics.

To RSVP for this event please email by Wednesday 15 February (acceptances only).

An accessibility guide for the Sidney Myer Asia Centre is available here. If you have any accessibility requirements or have any other queries related to this event don’t hesitate to get in touch.