Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

Project Details

The Melbourne Refugee Studies Program (MRSP) will promote and support the development of asylum seeker and refugee policies and programs that are informed by the best available evidence, meet Australia's international obligations, and respond to asylum seekers in ways that are consistent with Australia's proud history of leadership in migration, refugee and asylum seeker matters. The work of MRSP will support the development of a more constructive national consensus on asylum seeker and refugee policies and programs.

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Project summary

MRSP operates as a collaborative program across the University of Melbourne with a Secretariat located in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. It will draw on the deep expertise and commitment of the University's academic and professional staff and students, support collaboration and exchange across faculties and schools, engage with leading asylum seeker and refugee programs across Australia and internationally, and engage the broader community in informed public discussion that will support and inform the development of effective and ethical asylum-seeker and refugee policies and programs. MRSP is now in establishment phase. A core feature of the program will be a comprehensive engagement and communications strategy that will promote informed discussion concerning refugee policies and programs among researchers and educators, policy-makers; service providers; asylum seeker and refugee organisations; and the general community.

Researchers

Associate Professor Harry Minas

Funding

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Initiative Fund

Research Group

Global and Cultural Mental Health


School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Centre for Mental Health