Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence (SWAPv)

SWAPv is dedicated to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people′s lives focusing on promoting mental health and preventing violence in educational settings.

We welcome visiting scholars, students with an interest in undertaking research projects and invitations for potential partnership research and evaluation projects.

Directors of the Centre

Contact Phillip and Grace to discuss opportunities to work with us.

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Research spotlight

New Journal

International Journal on School Climate and Violence Prevention / Journal International sur le Climat Scolaire et la Prévention de la Violence.

The International Journal on School Climate & Violence Prevention Violence is a joint publication from the International Observatory of Violence in Schools, the National School Climate Center (New-York), the SWAPv (Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence), Flinders University, Adelaide, and the Chaire de recherche: Sécurité et Violence en Milieu Educatif, Laval University, Quebec.


Cyberbullying through the new media (PDF 1MB) - Edited by Peter Smith and Georges Steffgen

Cowie, H., and Myers, C.A. (2015). Bullying Among University Students. Routledge. London. Featuring a chapter by SWAPv member Professor Marilyn Campbell. 


SWAPv Inaugural Inter-disciplinary Conference, 13-15 July 2016

Enhancing child and adolescent well-being and preventing violence in school and early childhood settings

The conference will bring together national and international researchers in the field of promoting student wellbeing, positive mental health, preventing violence and aggression, bullying and cyberbullying, and other related fields.


Professor Carmel Cefai
Director, Centre for Resilience and Socio-Economic Health, University of Malta

Mr Agio Pereira
Hon Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Timor Leste

Professor Catherine Blayer
President of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools, The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, 22-24 September 2016.

Registrations will open soon for the 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference from 22-24 September 2016, at the Hilton Adelaide. To receive updates on the Conference, hosted by the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, join the WRC mailing list via or email

Flyer: SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre - Conference flyer


The international journal Social Inquiry into Well-Being (SIIW) is a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal in social sciences & humanities publishing theoretical and empirical work that uses a variety of methodological approaches to study the whole spectrum of aspects of well-being of the individuals and of the social groups


Cyber-bullying: Coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings (2009-2011) involving 28 EU countries and Australia.

Asperger's & Bullying: An inclusive educational approach. A DVD educational Resource.


KidsMatter and MindMatters: Impact and Opportunity by Dr Katherine Dix (20 April 2015). Dr K Dix KidsMatter and MindMatters presentation 20.04.2015 (PDF 3MB)

Bullying/Victimisation among Greek adolescent students by Dr Eleni Didaskalou (3 October 2014). Eleni Didaskalou-Bullying among Greek adolescent students

Recent findings on dyslexics language learning by Prof Georgia Andreou (3 October 2014). Dyslexia by Prof Georgia Andreou