Migration and mobilities
Our research projects range from studying local and national culture and behaviours, to international studies on human migration and mobility patterns.
We are keen to collaborate on projects relevant to migration and mobilities in the Indo-Pacific region. We offer quantitative and qualitative research skills, and interdisciplinary expertise.
- Communicating good health and wellbeing: promotion, advocacy, resilience
This project is a UWA-led, Worldwide Universities Network-funded project with partner universities from Cape Town, Hong Kong, Sheffield, Auckland, Alberta and Ghana. The project brings together scholars and practitioners to address how changing media/communication methods, digital networks and new social attitudes foster an anti-expert, anti-medical and anti-vaccination attitude, which has negative health impacts on individuals and communities.
- Mixed race in Australia, Asia and the Pacific
This suite of projects addresses research on mixed race groups in Australia, Asia and the Pacific to examine a formerly stigmatised group, now often seen as the embodiment of a cosmopolitan future.
- Religious life of the Chinese community in contemporary Australia
This project, funded by the Australia Chinese Workers’ Association, aims to provide a rigorous and up-to-date account of the religious profile of the Chinese community in Australia, through a systematic investigation into the latest Australian census data.
- Emotions, language and culture in Arnhem Land (Katherine region)
This Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award investigates expressivity and emotions in language in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
- Advancing gender equality through aid
This Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award project evaluates the determinants of aid programming for women's empowerment in Southeast Asia.
Related research themes
Researchers secure New Columbo Plan Mobility Program funding
Researchers in The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education have successfully secured funding from the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program to enable students to study in the Indo-Pacific region during 2018.Read more