Citizenship, Social Policy and Practice

The provision and receipt of support is both personal and intimate and entrenched in systemic, structural, policy and practice processes that can diminish or enhance equity and autonomy.

Facilitating participation and social wellbeing

SGSC's Citizenship, Social Policy and Practice research aims to influence policy and human service practices which mitigate disadvantage and improve inclusion and social wellbeing.

Our research focusses on the intersections of citizenship, care and disadvantage in diverse policy and practice settings.

The meaningful participation of and collaboration with service users and their supporters, communities and organisations is central to our applied research, evaluation and translational activities. We aim to centre lived experiences of intersectional disadvantage and work inter-culturally and inter-generationally with communities in contexts such as social welfare, housing and homelessness, youth, disability and the NDIS, and service design and provision.

Researchers draw on substantial knowledge of and experience in policy and service delivery environments, representing the disciplinary areas of social work, youth work/youth studies, community psychology and disability studies. Research strategies facilitate community involvement and participation and includes in-depth qualitative and co-designed activities, modelling longitudinal datasets and generating evidence to deliver high-quality research that is relevant and translatable.

Citizenship, Social Policy and Practice Projects

RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.