Australian Research Council (ARC) grants

The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government's investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. The ARC's mission is to advance Australia's capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community.

Full listing of all ARC grants awarded within the faculty for first year funding 2006 - 2013. In addition to the many projects undertaken through successful external funding, faculty staff are also engaged on research activity funded by Deakin internal grants. These activities are detailed on the relevant Strategic Research Centres and Schools web pages.

Other Annual Lists: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013


Faculty of Arts and Education research projects funded by ARC (first year funding 2012)

DP120104604
Investigating the dynamics of migration and health in Australia: a longitudinal study
Dr S Jatrana
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Project Summary: This project will investigate the dynamics of changes in health and the factors that moderate or otherwise influence those changes over time among immigrants relative to non-immigrants in Australia. This understanding will contribute to several areas of policy formulation, in turn allowing the question 'how can we best intervene' to be answered.

DP120101781
Towards better multidimensional well-being measurement
Prof M McGillivray
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Project Summary
The research will develop enhanced multidimensional measures of well-being and provide guidance that will significantly improve their use and interpretation. It will provide insights that will better inform policies aimed at higher well-being levels.

DP120101763
Enhancing the quality of science learning through a representation-intensive pedagogy
Prof R Tytler; Prof V Prain; A/Prof G Hoban; A/Prof P Aubusson; Dr P Hubber; Dr G Chittleborough
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of Education
Project Summary: This project will investigate the quality of science learning occurring through an approach to teaching that involves students generating, negotiating and evaluating representations of scientific concepts. Students will generate multi- modal representations using digital technologies, linking to the new Australian science curriculum.

DP120101940
Only at the movies: mapping the contemporary Australian cinema market
Prof D Verhoeven ; Prof R Maltby; A/Prof C Arrowsmith; Dr K Bowles; Dr B Coate
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Project Summary: Only at the movies? is a three-year project that asks: What is the enduring appeal of cinemagoing and how is it changing? It will provide detailed analyses of formal film exhibition and distribution in Australia by combining economic, cultural and geospatial research with industry expertise.

DP120101695
Building innovative capacity in Australian dance through new visualization technologies
A/Prof K Vincs
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Project Summary: Innovation is a core value of contemporary dance and a key driver of dance companies' artistic and economic growth. This project will enhance the innovative capacity of Australian dance by providing new methods for creating dance that integrates dance artistry with new technological advances in digital imagery.

DP120100594
Collecting institutions: cultural diversity and the making of citizenship in Australia since the
1970s
A/Prof A Witcomb; Dr K Message; Dr I McShane; Prof S Knell; Prof Amundsen
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of history, Heritage and Society
Project Summary: This project will develop the first comprehensive history of the engagement of the Australian collecting sector with cultural diversity. It aims to understand the role of the sector in the management and promotion of culturally diverse societies, including the formation of citizens and to identify Australian innovation in this regard.

DE120100315 (DECRA)
Measuring the destruction of heritage and spikes of violence in Iraq
Dr B Isakhan
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, Centre for Citizenship and Globaslisation
Project Summary: This project addresses the relationship between heritage destruction and violence in Iraq since 2003. Employing an innovative methodological approach,the project is expected to generate new understandings of the complex inter- relationship that exists between the destruction of cultural heritage and sharp upsurges in terror and violence.

LP120200319
Intercultural understanding in primary and secondary schools

Prof C Halse, Prof F Mansouri, Assoc Prof C A Arrowsmith, Assoc Prof J Moss, Dr R E Arber, Dr N Denson, Dr N Priest, Dr R S Webster
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Partner Organisation(s): Together for Humanity Foundation Ltd, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Pukunui Technology, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Administering Organisation: Deakin University
Project Summary: What facilitates or impedes intercultural understanding in children, adolescents and schools? How can this be addressed? How can we know what makes a difference? This project answers these questions at the individual, school and national level using a novel cultural systems approach and methodological and technological innovations.

LP120100080 
Using Museums to Counter Racism and Increase Acceptance of Diversity Among Young People

Assoc Prof Y Paradies, Dr N Priest, Dr E Kowal, Assoc Prof Marg Kelaher, Prof F Mansouri, Dr M McFadzean, Ms C Meehan, Ms Sproul
2012, 2013, 2014
Partner Organisation(s): Museum of Victoria, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Administering Organisation: Deakin University
Project Summary: Although little is known about the topic, racism is a significant issue for young Australians. This project will reveal how high school students and their teachers understand racism, diversity and identity. It will also determine how museum programs can reduce racism and increase acceptance of diversity among high school students and their teachers.

Non-DU led projects

DP120104085
Religion and Political Thought
A/Prof M Maddox; A/Prof R T Boer; Dr C Hartney; Dr G Boucher; Dr M J Sharpe
2012, 2013, 2014
Administering Organisation: Macquarie University
Project Summary: Why do so many Australian political leaders increasingly profess religious belief, while the public becomes more secular? What does this mean for our politics? Religion and Political Thought (RAPT's) interdisciplinary, rigorous analysis contributes both to a large international project (Asia, Europe and North America), and to developing an Australian tradition of political theory.

LE120100056 (LIEF)
Design and Art Australia Online: Sustainable data sharing for Australian researchers and collections

Prof R R Harley; Prof J Bennett ; Prof J L Anderson; Prof A M Ledbury; Prof D Verhoeven; Prof P K McNeil; Prof H Edquist; Prof H W Schmidt; Prof K Friedman; Prof M A Sierra; A/Prof C M Speck;A/Prof J Mendelssohn; A/Prof P Thomas; Dr J L Biddle; Dr A G White; Dr C M De Lorenzo; Dr A J Callaway; Mr S R Chan
2012
Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales
Project Summary: This project will produce a comprehensive and authorative research facility of national and international significance. The enhanced Design and Art Australia Online facility will provide crucial information pertaining to Australia's art anD design heritage that will be open for researchers of all levels, from school students through to higher-education researchers.

LP120200272
Innovative partnerships for youth engagement in education and work
Prof J Polesel; Prof J P Keating; Prof K E Starr; Dr D M Blake; Mr David J Gallagher; Mr D S Michaels
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Partner Organisation(s): Catholic Education Office (SA), Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, Catholic Education Commission of NSW, SA Department of Education and Children's Services, NSW Department of Education and Communities, Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales
Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne
Project Summary: The project is a partnership between two universities and eight school system agencies across three states. The project will examine how collaboration between schools system, employers and other providers can enhance applied learning in secondary schools and build youth engagement with education and work.

LP120200115
Cyber-Racism and Community Resilience
Prof A Jakubowicz, Assoc Prof G Mason, Dr A Bliuc, Dr Y C Paradies, Dr N Bahfen, Prof K Dunn, Ms V Erlichster, Ms A Henry.
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Partner Organisation(s): Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Australian Human Rights Commission, Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia
Administering Organisation: University of Technology, Sydney
Project Summary: Racism has become a significant source of social stress, facilitated through the internet, undermining community cohesion. This project will document perpetrators' creation of racist content, internet users' exposure to cyberracism, the capacity of regulation to manage the impact, and how social media can help communities to resist cyberracism.

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