Victoria invests in social service change
The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.
Media successes celebrated
Online gaming research and commentary on terrorism and US politics have proven to be winners at RMIT’s annual Media Star of the Year awards.
New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness
A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.
Alliance formed to address gendered violence and abuse
A new alliance has been formed to apply research to policy, prevention and practice in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault.
RMIT to host social service institute
RMIT is hosting a new research and teaching institute that puts Victoria in the box seat ahead of significant change in the delivery of social service.
Grant awarded to assist premier research duo
Two of the world’s leading child support researchers have been awarded a grant to assist their international collaboration.
Meet Colette Einfeld: Doctoral candidate exploring 'nudge policy'
Colette Einfeld’s PhD aims to capture the development, implementation and evaluation of a ‘nudge’ policy, with a focus on understanding the processes and best practice of nudge policy development.
ARC success to examine flexible childcare arrangements
Dr Kay Cook from RMIT and Dr Michelle Brady have succeeded in obtaining Australian Research Council funding to examine childcare arrangements in Australian families.
Choosing appropriate designs and methods for impact evaluation
Researchers from RMIT’s Centre for Applied Social Research and ARTD Consulting have authored a report that will make evaluating the impact of investment in industry and innovation much clearer.
PhD partnership to explore community sector
Liz Hudson has been awarded the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship, enabling her to examine the experiences of people with episodic disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Online abuse affects 3 in 5 Australians: study
Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, landmark RMIT University research has revealed.
Study finds 1.4 million Australians have slept rough
A staggering one in 10 Australians have been forced to sleep rough at some stage in their lives, with research by RMIT University revealing the true plight of the homeless.
New partnership to explore critical social issues in Victoria
A recently-launched partnership between RMIT University and VCOSS will focus on promoting research into the causes and impacts of poverty and disadvantage in Victoria.
Spotlight on gender and trauma
RMIT’s Dr Kathryn Daley shares her research on the role of gender in how people respond to trauma at a Corrections Victoria panel today.
Report reveals poor attitudes to violence against women
Australian attitudes to violence against women remain a serious issue and are indicative of institutionalised sexism, a report has found.
Cause and effect
Evaluating the effectiveness of non-government and government projects and programs is a minefield.
A matter of choice
Aaron has hopes and dreams. He dreams of being a dancer. He hopes to save enough money to go to Africa and to get his bathroom renovated.
Guy Johnson was only 24 and fresh out of university when he walked into his first boarding house to scenes that would change him forever.