Mapping social cohesion

Event details


Date & time

Friday 03 March 2023


RegNet Level 2 Teaching Room, 8 Fellows Road or online via Zoom (see link below)


James O'Donnell


Sverre Moland

This seminar is the second in the Migration, Mobility & Movement Network Seminar Series presented by the School of Archaeology & Anthropology and the Migration Hub at the School of Regulation and Global Governance.

The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s Mapping Social Cohesion study is the pre-eminent source of information on social cohesion in Australia. Running since 2007 and with surveys of the Australian population conducted annually since 2009, the study provides a rich and long-running set of data on social cohesion, immigration, multiculturalism, migrant settlement and integration and a range of other topical issues.

The Mapping Social Cohesion study has been led since its inception by Professor Andrew Markus. With his retirement in 2022, a partnership has been established between the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute and the ANU to continue Professor Markus’ legacy.

Mapping Social Cohesion 2022 marks the first study and report delivered under the new partnership. In this presentation, the study and dataset will be introduced and described and results summarised from the 2022 report. A collaborative and multi-disciplinary agenda will be proposed to advance academic research using the Mapping Social Cohesion data. Initial results describing the processes of immigrant integration and the disproportionately negative social impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants will serve as case studies to highlight the research potential of the data.

About the speaker

James O’Donnell is a Lecturer in the School of Demography and the Lead Investigator in the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s Mapping Social Cohesion study.

How to attend

This seminar is being held at the School of Regulation and Global Governance on Level 2 of the Coombs Extension Building in the Teaching Room (Room 2.10).

You can also join the seminar online by using this Zoom link.

Image credit: Illustration of networks by geralt from pixabay (free to use under pixabay licence)

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet