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Children and Families Research Centre


The Children and Families Research Centre conducts high quality interdisciplinary research that 
contributes to knowledge about the learning and development of children and families with a commitment to applying research to policy recommendations and outreach activities in a variety of communities.

Mission: To conduct high quality interdisciplinary research that contributes to understanding and knowledge about the well-being, development and learning of children and families within diverse communities and at a local, national and international levels. The Centre incorporates a rights based, social justice approach, emphasising the role of the early childhood sector in facilitating social change and economic development.

Research Approach: The centre is committed to multidisciplinary and cross disciplinary research and to working in collaboration with industry partners, government departments, non-government organisations and with other research centres and agents.  A major focus is on applied research to inform practice and policy developments.



Facilitating health and well-being of children and families


Enhancing educational opportunities for children


Collaborate or participate in research - find a researcher, project or expert. Email: or contact one of our staff.


Contact CFRC

T: 9850 9882
F: 9850 9887
Visit: Building X5B, Room 221
Hours: Mon-Fri (9am - 5pm)