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.
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
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
Auckland University of Technology
University College Dublin
University of Essex, UK
University of Pennsylvania, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University College London, Institute of Education