Genuine interdisciplinary innovation demands prolonged systematic engagement between researchers that is only possible through an enterprise such as the Life Course Centre. It enables researchers who are attempting to answer common problems to integrate evidence and achieve high-level outcomes.

As a collaborative enterprise, the Life Course Centre brings together a breadth of expertise from across the country and around the world to address the problem of deep and persistent disadvantage. The Centre’s structure provides a strong collective capacity and powerful partnership networks to translate cutting-edge research findings into real change for disadvantaged children and families.

The Life Course Centre is based in the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland and has nodes at the University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.

Australian universities

  • University of Queensland
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney

National partners

  • Australian Government Department of Social Services
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Australian Government Department of Education
  • Australian Government Department of Employment
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Queensland Government, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training
  • Wesley Mission Queensland

International partners

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Ottawa
  • National University of Singapore
  • Boston College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Institute of Education, London
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Essex, UK