The most satisfying part of a research project is to see how ones contribution impacts a larger audience and – ideally – public perceptions.
In Dorothy, we achieved this in a number of ways:
The Grand Challenge for Refugees and Migrants was an initiative of the Vice Chancellor of UNSW, Ian Jacobs. I took over the Lead from Jane McAdam in 2017 and initiated and supported several events that reached hundreds of fellow Australians. To achieve this I worked with colleagues across the University (from Social Science to Psychology to Architecture) and with wonderful organisations such as The Refugee Council of Australia.
Further activities include the development of the film-work with young people in China through the Beijing Normal University, seeking to assist trainee teachers to interact with children who have experience displacement or family dislocation through film. This project development commences in November 2018.