“Better Neighbours” awarded University of Divinity Collaborative Large Grant

Congratulations to Whitley’s Dean of Research, Associate Professor Darrell Jackson on another successful submission for a University of Divinity Collaborative Large Grant. Darrell and Dr Titus Olorunnisola were granted a sum of $38,714 to further develop their social science research on migrant integration in Victoria, titled ‘Better Neighbours’. This builds on the pilot project ‘Experiences of Inclusion: African Migrants in Victoria 1998-2018’ and will also allow time to explore whether Associate Professor Jackson’s European migrant research since 2004 has any relevance to this part of the southern hemisphere.

The grant funding will support continued scholarly collaborations with esteemed researchers abroad, including the Italian sociologist of religion, Dr Alessia Passarelli, from the Waldensian Churches and is intended to extend their previous collaboration with the World Council of Churches.

Whitley’s successful grant submissions are testament to their research team’s capacity and commitment to deploy and mentor early-career researchers. The additional funding supports their continued involvement with Dr Titus Olorunnisola, an Honorary Researcher with Whitley College, contracted as the Research Project Officer. Titus has provided a remarkable contribution to recent research projects.

We look forward to further updates from Whitley’s research team on the wonderful work they are doing.

You can read more about research at Whitley here.

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