Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett

Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and interdisciplinary researcher in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia. Helen is also Research Associate of the Center on Violence at West Virginia University, US and member of the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC). Helen holds a BA (Psychology and Humanities), BA (Hons in Sociology, First Class) and PhD from Monash. She was an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow (2010-2013). Her interdisciplinary work focuses on human security, migration, cultural diversity, education and social cohesion. Dr Forbes-Mewett also holds the following roles:

♦ Program Leader, Migration and Social Cohesion in the Centre for Social & Population Research

♦ Member of the Arts Faculty Focus Program: Population, Migration & Social Inclusion (PMSI)

♦ Sociology Representative on SoSS Research Committee

♦ Sociologists at Monash S@M Research Network Coordinator

♦ Member of the Communities’ Council on Ethnic Issues (Eastern Region) Inc.

♦ Member of the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)


♦ ♦  Latest News ♦ ♦

Research by engagement to better understand our communitiesChinese immigrants’        changing values and perceptions of funeral rites in the context of multicultural                     Australia (with Assoc Prof Gil-Soo Han, Dr Wilfred Wang & SMCT)

   SBS Mandarin Podcast link (interview with Dr Wilfred Wang)

   Chinese social media app – WeChat

Cultural diversity in regional Australia: What works in Greater Shepparton?   See WINTV News.

Personal stories from regional Australia: The Latrobe Valley & the Liverpool Plains 

Presentation: Campus policing and cultural diversity, Sydney, June 2016


Helen.ForbesMewett@monash.edu   Dr Helen Forbes-Mewitt