Our research is undertaken by a diverse multidisciplinary team.
Researchers bring different disciplinary understandings to the Centre from sociology, social policy, education, social work, community welfare, education, cultural studies, anthropology, law, psychology and health.
Our research covers a wide range of issues that impact on children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. A distinctive feature of this research is the ways in which we involve children and young people, not only as research participants but in co-designing research and advising on each phase of our projects. We have a particular interest in knowledge translation and the ways in which our research can be understood and utilised by those seeking to change and improve policy and practice.
Our CCYP academic publications can be viewed through SCU’s Research Portal and for all SCU staff start here.
Our Current Research Projects
Strengthening Relationships and Connections
Ethical Practice Involving Children
Ethical Research Involving Children
Improving Wellbeing through Student Participation at School
The Autism Project - What Works project
Beyond Inclusion: Belonging and Racial Dignity for Africans in Australia
Reflections on BlackLivesmatter In Australia
Trauma-informed and culturally dignified teaching in social work
Black, brown and Indigenous experiences in the Australian University
KODY - Researching an all-of-family program in family violence and substance mis use
Odyssey House Victoria’s Child Sexual Abuse Project
Recent Research Projects
Relationships and Recognition
The MESSI project
Wellbeing in Schools
Meditation in Schools
Wellbeing through Greenspaces