Seminar Series CSI UWA

Seminar Series CSI UWA

Expand your knowledge with our monthly webinars

Welcome to the Centre for Social Impact UWA's monthly seminar series! Our seminars are designed to bring you the latest research and evaluation work in the field of social impact. Open to the public, these engaging sessions feature experts, academics, and hybrid discussions, covering a wide range of social issues. From community mental health to workplace sexual harassment and homelessness programs, our esteemed speakers delve into these topics and more. Each seminar lasts approximately 45 minutes, including a 20 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals passionate about social impact to stay informed about the latest research and findings. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to hear from Australia's leading authority in social impact education and research. To tune in simply click on the free registration links below.


Safe Spaces, Sound Minds: Creating Inclusive School Environments that Enhance Perceived Safety and Improve Mental Health

A lack of perceived school safety has been identified as the strongest predictor of mental health difficulties in adolescents, with bullying and peer victimisation one of the most common causes of feeling unsafe at school.

However, school staff, architects and policymakers are increasingly aware of the impact of a school’s physical environment on students’ perceived safety and wellbeing. As part of our CSI UWA research webinar series, Dr Jacinta Francis will explore features of the school physical environment that help to soothe or comfort students experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural problems, as well as factors influencing the inclusion of all-gender toilets in Western Australian schools.


Dr Jacinta Francis is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia. She has over 20 years of health promotion and public health research experience exploring how school and neighbourhood built, social and policy environments impact health outcomes, including mental health, bullying behaviour, sense of community, physical activity, and active transport.

  • Date: Tuesday 5 March 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (AWST)
  • Online only
  • Free event

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