The Social Impact of Family Separation on Refugee Settlement and Inclusion in Australia

  • Wickes, Rebecca (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Powell, Rebecca (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • van Kooy, John Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The main purpose of the proposed research is to document human migration and resettlement experience, with a particular focus of migrants from Syria, the Horn of Africa, and Asia (especially Afghanistan). The particular focus of the study is to determine the impact of family separation on resettlement and social inclusion outcomes for refugees and their host communities in Australia. The findings will help strengthen the evidence-base on resettlement as well as inform Oxfam’s campaign on migration focusing on family reunion.
Short titleFamily Separation Study
Effective start/end date18/02/1914/06/19


  • refugees
  • family reunion
  • settlement