Skip to main content

Helen Forbes-Mewett, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University

Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett is Senior Lecturer and Discipline Head of Sociology, School of Social Sciences. She is also Deputy Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. Helen's interdisciplinary background includes Sociology, Psychology and International Business, degrees all awarded by Monash University. Her work focuses on human security, migration, cultural diversity, and social cohesion, with a particular focus on international students. Since 2018, Helen has supervised to completion six PhD theses. In addition, Helen is currently supervising a 11 Higher Degree Research students from 10 different countries - all undertaking work relating to migration, international students and social inclusion.

Helen also sits on the following boards/committees:

  • Victorian Multiculltural Commission, Regional Advisory Council (Eastern Region) 
  • Chinese Centre for Holistic Health Advisory Board
  • Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Community Consultative Committee
  • Multicultural Settlement Committee 
  • Communities’ Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) Inc.
  • Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC) (Member)
  • International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Research Committee
  • Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor, Journal of International Students
Dr. Forbes-Mewett's recent publications include: