Jane Farmer


Jane Farmer is Professor of Health & Social Innovation and Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, where she commenced in July 2016. Prior to this, she was Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Research at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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2 Nov 2018

Humanitarianism is changing with the digital age and with new modes of networked communication and interaction. The research presented in this report offers new insights into the way people engage with humanitarian activities in their local contexts and everyday lives.


18 Dec 2017

What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...

Briefing paper

26 Mar 2014

Executive summary

Rural Australians generally experience poorer health than their city counterparts. Rural Australia is a vast geographical region, with significant diversity, where there is good health and prosperity, as well as disadvantage. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide evidence...

Journal article



This paper aims to explore the well-being impacts of social enterprise, beyond a social enterprise per se, in everyday community life.


An exploratory case study was used. The study’s underpinning theory is from relational geography, including Spaces of...

Journal article



Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether psychological well-being and resilience are linked to participating in particular kinds of...

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