The Family Action Centre engages in research to inform practice, programs and policies addressing families. We utilize a variety of research methods spanning disciplines such as psychology, epidemiology, education, health sciences, social work, and Indigenous studies to develop our understanding of how to strengthen and support parents, children, families and communities. We have a major focus in three areas of research:
- fathers and families
- school and community engagement
- strength-based practice (such as the Caravan Project and the Home-Start program).
The FAC aims to develop strategic research partnerships in these areas and actively seeks collaborative projects with community and government organisations and other research centres and researchers. We also offer opportunities for postgraduate student research and post-doctoral projects in these areas.
View a list of our current research projects and our research team by clicking on the links in the left-hand menu.