Professor Johanna Wyn is director of the Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, in Australia. She specializes in longitudinal research on young people, documenting their transitions across the dimensions of education, work, well-being, relationships and family life. Prof. Wyn’s research is policy-focused and she is interested in developing new research and policy approaches to chronic patterns of disadvantage amongst youth. Her other areas of interest include gender, social policy and identity.
Associate Professor Helen Cahill is the deputy director of the Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, in Australia. She teaches in the Master of Education and the Master of Teaching programs, coordinating subjects which address youth well-being. Associate Prof. Cahill specializes in the use of participatory methods in research, education and community development projects and has a special interest in the use of drama as a tool in participatory research and transformative education and in projects which position young people as active agents.