Our Research

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

School Is For Everyone

Seasons for Growth

Improving Wellbeing through Student Participation at School

Suicide Prevention

NSW Resilience

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

Byron Youth Theatre

Relationships and Recognition

The MESSI project

Learning Catalysts

Wellbeing in Schools

Meditation in Schools

Wellbeing through Greenspaces