Current and Past Projects
Australians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) face tremendous challenges in preparing careers through higher education.
Autistic adults tend to have poor employment outcomes and poor well-being, but these outcomes have mostly been treated separately. This project aims to investigate the links between sustainable employment and well-being of autistic adults.
Report: Scoping Study on Gender-Based Violence in Individualised Support & Care Services in Victoria
Sara Charlesworth, Fiona Macdonald and Jane Clarke, are undertaking this scoping project for Worksafe Victoria.
The aim of this study is to explore the role of Australian Public Libraries and their support services for newly settled refugees.
The overarching project aims to identify and explain the significance of jobs, work and employment in sub-national regions over time in Australia.
The ‘Growing Southern Gippsland’ project is a collaboration between the Bass Coast Landcare Network, RMIT University, Federation University Australia, Bass Coast Shire Council and the South Gippsland Landcare Network through funding from the Victorian State Government and the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Innovation.
Sara Charlesworth is an investigator on this Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded project.
This project explores the links between job quality and care quality in the context of formal aged care provision in the distinct liberal welfare states
This project is investigating the outcomes of cash-for-care reforms for care workers.
The Future of Work in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria The Future of Work in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria Joint research project with the Gippsland Trades
Skilling the Bay – Geelong Regional Labour Market Profile The aim of the project, ‘Skilling the Bay – Geelong Regional Labour Market Profile’ is to
Regional Australia’s Engagement with China in the Asian Century Regional Australia plays a significant role in the national economy. Grants and funding: From the Australia-China Council
Prospects for Decent Work and Gender Equality in Frontline Care Work This project critically examines regulatory strategies to improve the quality of jobs held by
People and the economy – labour market profile reports People and the Economy is an ongoing series of locality-based reports detailing socio-demographic, industry and labour
Mining and Equitable Employment for Women in Lao PDR and Thailand The mining industry is traditionally a male-dominated environment posing crucial vulnerabilities for women. In