At the Melbourne School of Government, our research examines the implications of economic, legal, social, political and cultural trends for the content and conduct of public policy. We’re proud to offer a research program that aims to improve the design, development and impact of public policy both nationally and internationally.


Governing During Crises

How does government respond to crises? We are developing understanding of governance in the face of different types of crisis, at a time when Australia has recently faced the bushfire crisis, is currently addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and faces challenges including climate change.

Read more

A Fair Day's Work

Young people in Australia are especially vulnerable to wage theft. To address the disadvantage wage theft causes, the Melbourne School of Government has proposed a multi-pronged approach that aims to first and foremost, support young people at risk of wage theft, while also providing data for regulators, policymakers and business to drive system change.

Read more

information for researchers

Information for researchers

The School of Government fosters a vibrant program of academic fora that support our research excellence. Alongside our competitive grants success, we host academics from around Australia and overseas to undertake research and to participate in and enrich the research intensive communal life of the School.

Read more

Commissioned research

If you have a specific issue in your workplace, our experts can provide independent judgements to find evidence-based solutions for your organisation.

The Melbourne School of Government's research agenda is informed by global and regional developments, in particular those associated with the 'Asian Century', and how country specific and regional public policy will need to adapt and change. Talk to us about how we can harness our knowledge to help your organisation overcome its key challenges.

Kylie O'Connell
Business Manager, Melbourne School of Government
Phone: +61 3 9035 4020

Asian Cultural Research Network (ACRN)