Helen Forbes-Mewett

Dr

20032022
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Personal profile

Biography

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 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 2010 2022

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

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

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

Research Output 2003 2019

International students’ mental health: An Australian case study of Singaporean students’ perceptions

Gan, J. & Forbes-Mewett, H. M., 2019, Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues. Bista, K. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 228-242 15 p. (Routledge Research in Higher Education).

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

Mental health and international students: Issues, challenges and effective practice

Forbes-Mewett, H., Jul 2019, Melbourne: International Education Association of Australia (IEAA). 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOtherpeer-review

Police legitimacy: perspectives of migrants and non-migrants in Australia

Schermuly, A. C. & Forbes-Mewett, H., 28 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 5, 1, p. 50-63 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2016 2020

Journal of Interdiciplinary Studies in Education (Journal)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Editorial board member)
20202023

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

English Australia Annual Conference 2019

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Invited speaker)
20 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

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

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

Journal of International Students (Journal)

Helen Forbes-Mewett (Editorial board member)
20192022

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

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

International student mental health

Helen Forbes-Mewett

15/01/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment