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Research Networks

Research Networks

Our research networks – traversing disciplinary, methodological and geographical boundaries – drive ADI’s collaborations across faculties, institutions and borders. Running internal and public-facing programs, ADI networks amplify the Institute’s expertise to target audiences.

AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism)

The Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) Research Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research network based in Melbourne, Australia supported by Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI). AVERT members conduct research into a wide array of topics related to terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism. Our Network is comprised of highly engaged and critically informed social science, humanities and multidisciplinary research academics from a variety of universities and research institutions who believe in conducting meaningful evidence-based research for the public good.

Middle East Studies Forum (MESF)

The Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) is a leading centre of scholarship on the Middle East at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) at Deakin University. MESF hosts world-class projects and scholarship in the field of Middle East and Central Asian studies and languages.

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Philosophy and History of Ideas (PHI)

The Philosophy and the History of Ideas (PHI) group is Melbourne’s largest centre dedicated to pluralist philosophy. We bring together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and philosophical traditions. Together, we deliver projects that develop new connections in the field and restore the transformative power of philosophy.

Deakin Science and Society Network (SSN)

The Deakin Science and Society Network reaches across the disciplinary divides of our universities and institutions, and the divides between research, policy and practice. We emphasise the effective communication and translation of research, as the benefits of knowledge can’t be fully realised unless information is shared widely across different audiences. No single academic field can bring about the changes we need to see in the world. Bridging disciplinary divides is the key to finding new solutions to the problems we face.

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Justice, Young People and Community (JYC)

Justice, Young People and Community is an applied research network exploring the social, cultural and psychological needs and experiences of young people who have contact with the justice system. We are a community-facing stream which aims to better understand and address the contemporary drivers of justice-involvement and identify strength-based solutions, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Our work is multi-disciplinary and community informed with an emphasis on lived experience. We work closely with community, service delivery providers and other stakeholders to developing meaningful, evidence-based solutions for young people and their families.

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