Our projects

Our projects

Please find some of the highlighted projects of current stream members here, and visit individual stream member's pure profiles for additional details and updates on their current projects.

The Centre for Policy Development’s Cities and Settlement Initiative

Dr. Andrew Burridge is currently the Research Coordinator for the Centre for Policy Development's Cities and Settlement Initiative (2018-2020), a three-year program that aims to improve the economic participation of refugees in Australia.

For more information on this project, contact Dr. Andrew Burridge.

Migrant Health

Associate Professor Chris Lyttleton is currently serving as the migrant health specialist for Asian Development Bank’s Technical Assistance project 'Strengthening Regional Health Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion'.

Decent Care for Decent Work

Dr. Matt Withers current research project, Decent Care for Decent Work, explores how temporary migrant workers participating in Australia’s Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) manage familial responsibilities and relationships during periods of transnational separation. Using a combination of time-use surveys and in-depth interviews, the research aims to understand how care responsibilities change during migration – e.g. who takes on the care work previously performed by the migrant worker? – and how family relationships are managed from a distance.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, contact Dr. Matt Withers.

Political Geographies of Institutional and Makeshift Camps in Serbia

Professor Claudio Minca and PhD Candidate Jessica Collins are investigating the relationship between refugee camps and the political geographies they produce along the Balkan Migration Route in Serbia. Specifically, they are looking at the case of Belgrade and its relationship to the Northern and Western archipelagos of institutional and makeshift camps in the country. This research will be conducted via ethnographic fieldwork in the region during the Spring and Summer of 2020.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, contact Professor Claudio Minca or Jessica Collins.

Racism it stops with me

This project is funded by the City of Ryde, exploring the racism and discrimination experience of international students in the city of Ryde. This project is led by Dr. Adele Garnier (Modern Politics, History and International Relations), Dr. Alice Chik (Educational Studies), Dr. Michael Chang (Spatial Information Science).

For more information on this project, contact Dr. Adele Garnier.

Refugee employment with a local lens: Political opportunity structures and organisational dynamics in three local government areas in New South Wales

This project is funded by a Macquarie University New Staff Grant investigating local labour market support for refugees in the municipalities of Ryde, Fairfield and Wagga Wagga.

For more information on this project, contact Dr. Adele Garnier.

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