Understanding the Factors which Underlie Successful Refugee Integration in the Australian Workplace

  • Newman, Alex (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hirst, Giles (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nielsen, Ingrid (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smyth, Russell (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

There is general agreement that more needs to be done to integrate refugees into the Australian workplace. This project aims to 1) identify psychological predictors that enable refugee workers to succeed in maintaining their employment and perform at a higher level; (2) examine the importance of workplace and social support to refugee workplace integration, and the groups for which it may have the greatest benefit; and (3) investigate the effectiveness of a training program as an intervention to enhance refugee job performance and retention. Results will have significant benefits for refugees, their employers and their communities, and will provide a road-map to improve integration of refugees into Australian society.
Effective start/end date1/04/1431/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$30,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$177,287.00