The Youth Research Centre takes a holistic approach to children’s and young peoples’ lives, seeking to understand and improve their learning, participation and wellbeing. The Centre’s research and development programs use a strength-based style and emphasise mixed-method approaches where appropriate, in international and local settings.

The Centre conducts projects in partnership with a range of stakeholders, and engages in teaching and postgraduate research supervision, drawing on interdisciplinary methods that include the arts, health sciences, education and history. Projects focus on the early years through to young adulthood and on the institutions and organisations that serve their needs.

Statement of capabilities

The Youth Research Centre (YRC) has expertise in longitudinal, qualitative and mixed-method research techniques. As well as research, the Centre has expertise in professional development and program development for professionals in the education, youth and health sectors both nationally and internationally. The YRC has the capacity to supervise postgraduate students.

Services available

  • Research & Consultancies
  • Postgraduate Student Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Publications & Resources


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Phone: (03) 8344 9633
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Postal address:
Youth Research Centre
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Level 5, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton

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