The facts of vaccinating our kids against COVID-19
Does the risk versus benefit equation justify having my Year 7 child vaccinated against COVID-19? A University of Melbourne expert says the clear answer is yes
Parenting during lockdown
COVID-19 restrictions made 2020 a challenging year for many parents; University of Melbourne research asks how it all affected their levels of life satisfaction
Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020
The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts
Children with same-sex parents outperform others in school
Same-sex-parented children outperform their peers in many areas of academic achievement finds a new study led by the University of Melbourne.
Should schools close during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Research including the University of Melbourne finds schools are unlikely to play a role in COVID-19 community transmission, provided key measures are in place.
Separated parents getting better at shared care?
HILDA Survey shows children increasingly staying over with non-resident parent suggest separated couples getting better a sharing care says University of expert
Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood
New University of Melbourne research finds Australian children from poor homes are over three times more likely to suffer adult poverty – and more must be done.
Australian literature’s great silence
A new University of Melbourne study says we must question the very white stories told in our classrooms and the lack of Indigenous authors in the curriculum.
Closing the oxygen access gap
Many of us take oxygen access in our hospitals for granted; new University of Melbourne research is working to ‘close the oxygen gap’ around the world.
What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?
A new University of Melbourne survey is looking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger kids – and why they may not simply bounce back.