Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt)

Status: 2017-2021

Staff: Associate Professor Belinda Hewitt

Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt). In collaboration with Professor Guyonne Kalb (Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne). University of Melbourne Hallmark Initiative (2017 - 2021).

The Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt) will develop our understanding of how participation in and engagement with social, economic and political institutions can be enabled across the life course irrespective of gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic or racial background, as well as other key characteristics. To that end, it will coordinate research efforts across at least six Faculties, bringing together researchers through a range of facilitated events designed to enable them to discover common interests and develop cross-unit and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

University of Melbourne Hallmark funding $450,000.