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Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences. Helen holds a BA (Honours, First Class) and PhD, both from Monash. Her thesis and subsequent work focuses on human security, cultural diversity, education and social cohesion.

  • Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow 2010-2013
  • Co-chair of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference 2013, Celebrating 50 years of Australian Sociology, 25-28 November 2013, hosted by Monash University
  • Coordinator of Sociologists@Monash Research Network and Seminar Series
  • School of Social Sciences Research Committee, Sociology Representative
  • Member of the Communities’ Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) Inc.
  • Member of the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)

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Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 2003 2018

Stigma and multinational corporations

Thomson, S. B., Nyland, C. & Mewett, H. F. 2018 Stigmas, Work and Organizations. Thomson, S. B. & Grandy, G. (eds.). New York NY USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 207-228 22 p. (Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Food, identity and belonging: A case study of South African-Australians

Schermuly, A. C. & Forbes-Mewett, H. M. 2016 In : British Food Journal. 118, 10, p. 2434-2443 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

International students and gender-based violence

Forbes-Mewett, H. M. & McCulloch, J. 2016 In : Violence Against Women. 22, 3, p. 344-365 22 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

International students and mental health

Forbes-Mewett, H. & Sawyer, A-M. 2016 In : Journal of International Students. 6, 3, p. 661 - 677 17 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle