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New Arrivals Research Network (NARN)

NARN is practitioners, policy makers and researchers working together, with a focus on individuals and communities who have arrived in Australia in the last ten years. Download NARN brochure

Working in Partnership

Researchers from Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia, research students, policy makers and service providers from government departments and non government organisations. Partnerships with communities are encouraged.

Current Projects

Ethics Resource Kit

Resources to inform researchers of ethical issues relevant to conducting research with persons with a refugee background, small and emerging communities, interpreters, asylum seekers whose status is yet to be determined, unaccompanied minors etc. Download the Kit here.

Contact details and suggestions for consulting with communities during the planning of research will be added soon.

Electronic, searchable bibliography of research on new arrivals to Australia

Papers in academic journals, reports by government departments and non-government organisations relevant to new arrivals. A resource for research planning, grant proposals, service planning and policy development.

Register of current and planned research

A means of avoiding overlapping research, monitoring research burden in particular communities and of identifying gaps in research.


Regular opportunities to present and receive feedback on works in progress.

News alerts

NARN's electronic newsletters, which list local and national events and newly released resources are distributed about 10 times per year. Members of NARN also receive the quarterly international newsletter Human development in the context of movement within and across national boundaries.

NARN Newsletter October 2009

Human development in the context of movement within and across national boundaries October 2009

If you would like to be included in the NARN distribution list please send your name, email address and postal address to Dr Julie Robinson via email: or post to:
Julie Robinson, PhD
School of Psychology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100

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