Helen Forbes-Mewett


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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

International students in Australia: A review of the literature. Final report to the Scanlon Foundation

Forbes-Mewett, H. M., Wickes, R. L., Markus, A. B. & Nguyen, K. T., 10 Jan 2018, 75 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

My own business, not my children’s: negotiating funeral rites and the mobility and communication juncture among Chinese migrants in Melbourne

Han, G. S., Forbes-Mewett, H. & Yang Wang, W., 23 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Mobilities. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Responsibility, in Bruce A. Arrigo and Geoffrey J. Golson (eds.)

Forbes-Mewett, H. M., 2018, The Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Arrigo, B. A. (ed.). London UK: Sage Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review

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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 2016 2019

Journal of International Students (Journal)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

IEAA Research Committee (Event)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Member)
Dec 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Invited presentation

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Contributor)
21 Jul 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Victorian Government (External organisation)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Member)
1 Jan 201830 Dec 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

International Sociological Association Joint Conference for Family and Population

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Speaker)
17 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

International student mental health

Helen Margaret Forbes-Mewett


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment