Youth Research Centre

Youth Research Centre

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

More about the YRC

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Discover our YRC experts, who provide supervision for Masters and PhD students. View professional and academic staff profiles for a detailed look at expertise and interests, as well as contact information.
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Research programs and projects

Explore the YRC’s research and consultancy team projects. Research projects include consultations with young people, organisations, youth workers and parents. This experience combines theoretical analysis and direct practical work.
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Teaching and graduate studies

Learn about the courses and subjects offered through YRC including current and past graduate students.
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Publications and resources

Read, listen and download the array of publications YRC has produced including a series of research reports along with other multimedia resources.

Annual Reports

For more about the work of the YRC, we invite you to read our Annual Reports which are availabile to download in PDF format.