The Life Course Centre is a collaborative enterprise, bringing together expertise from throughout Australia and around the world. The Centre’s powerful partnership networks provide genuine interdisciplinary innovation, which translates into cutting-edge research.

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.

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 administered by The University of Queensland and has nodes at The University of Western Australia, The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney.

The Centre also has a wide range of collaborative links to national and international partners, including government, non-government and community service providers throughout Australia as well as international research institutions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Australian universities

The University of Queensland
      Institute for Social Science Research (administering unit)

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

School of Social Science

School of Psychology

The University of Western Australia

Telethon Kids Institute

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

School of Social and Political Sciences

Department of Economics

School of Geography

The University of Sydney

School of Economics

Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Brain and Mind Centre

National partners

Anglicare WA

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Goodstart Early Learning Ltd

National Growth Areas Alliance

Queensland Government, Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

The Benevolent Society

International partners

Auckland University of Technology

Boston College

University College Dublin

University of Essex, UK

University of Pennsylvania, USA

University of Wisconsin, Madison

University College London, Institute of Education