About the Applied Research Centre

The Applied Research Centre forms a key part of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, translating research and resources relevant to social cohesion into practical insight.

Through events, learning programs and considered explanations of research, the Applied Research Centre provides tools, information and innovations that empower individuals and organisations to strengthen cohesion in their communities.



The Centre produces twice-yearly narratives that explore a current or emerging social cohesion issue, consolidating and interpreting available research on the topic in a way that is digestible and practically usable.

View and download narratives

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Summer School Program

Leaders from the community, government and corporate sector are invited to participate in an annual gathering to meet, debate and learn about the Institute’s yearly research program.
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The Institute brings together Australia’s leading minds to discuss social cohesion and migration.