Helen Forbes-Mewett

Assoc Professor

20032020

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Personal profile

Biography

Associate Professor Helen Forbes-Mewett is Discipline Head of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and 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 eight PhD theses. In addition, Helen is currently supervising a 12 Higher Degree Research students from 10 different countries - all undertaking work relating to migration, international education/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
  • Advisory Board, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

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Projects

INVEST: International students' sexual and intimate partner violence experiences study

Tarzia, L., Forbes-Mewett, H., Tran, L., Hegarty, K., Segrave, M., Humphreys, C. F. & Murdolo, A.

10/05/199/05/22

Project: Research

Evaluation of the Social Cohesion Partnership Project

Wickes, R., Forbes-Mewett, H., Powell, R., Maher, S. & Van Kooy, J.

Victoria Police

18/10/1828/06/19

Project: Research

Community Safety Networks Project Evaluation

Wickes, R., Forbes-Mewett, H., Gordon, E., Blaustein, J., Benier, K., Pickering, S., Powell, R., Hargreaves, K., Keel, C. & Helps, N.

28/02/1831/10/19

Project: Research

Research Output

Aspirational Individuals, Hopeful Communities: Histories and Subjectivities of Precarity in Regional Australia

Forbes-Mewett, H., Schermuly, A. C. & Hegarty, K., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Sociology. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social support from bonding and bridging relationships in disaster recovery: Findings from a slow-onset disaster

Nguyen-Trung, K., Forbes-Mewett, H. & Arunachalam, D., Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 46, 12 p., 101501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Together Here, Now and Forever: Chinese Immigrants’ Belonging in Australia, Family, Ethnicity and Memorialisation

Forbes-Mewett, H. & Han, G. S., 2020, In : Journal of Intercultural Studies. 41, 3, p. 370-385 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Understanding the context of racial and cultural exclusivism: A study of Melbourne neighbourhoods

Wickes, R., Grossman, M., Forbes-Mewett, H., Arunachalam, D., Smith, J., Skrbis, Z., Dellal, H. & Keel, C., 7 Apr 2020, 120 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access

Activities

Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care (TRACE): Asian Connections and Beyond

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Invited speaker)

9 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Journal of Interdiciplinary Studies in Education (Journal)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Editorial board member)

20202023

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Mental Wellbeing of Chinese International Students

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Keynote/plenary speaker)

27 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

English Australia Annual Conference 2019

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Invited speaker)

20 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

TACKLING MENTAL HEALTH: IEAA STUDENT LIFE FORUM 2019

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Keynote/plenary speaker)

5 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Food Security in Australia during COVID-19

Helen Forbes-Mewett

17/04/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why it is a good idea to befriend someone different to you

Helen Forbes-Mewett

5/02/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

What to do to attract a desirable mix of international students

Ly Tran & Helen Forbes-Mewett

28/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Tackling the issue of international student mental health

Helen Forbes-Mewett

24/07/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Shifting perspectives of international student mental health

Helen Forbes-Mewett

27/06/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview