Helen Forbes-Mewett, Ph.D.
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:
- Forbes-Mewett, H., Han, G-S., & Wang, W. (2020). Together Here, Now and Forever: Chinese Immigrants’ Belonging in Australia, Family, Ethnicity and Memorialisation. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2020.1751599.
- Forbes-Mewett, H. (2020). Vulnerability and Resilience in a Mobile World: The case of International Students. DOI: 10.32674/jis.v10i3.2002.
- Forbes-Mewett, H., Schermuly, A., & Hegarty, K. (2020). Aspirational Individuals, Hopeful Communities: Histories and Subjectivities of Precarity in Regional Australia. Critical Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/0896920520903470.
- Nguyen-Trung, K., Forbes-Mewett, H., & Arunachalam, D. (2020). Social support from bonding and bridging relationships in disaster recovery: Findings from a slow-onset disaster. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101501.