SWAPv Conference 2016

Student WellBeing and Prevention
of Violence Research Centre (SWAPv)

Inaugural Conference 2016

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

The SWAPv inaugural conference, in partnership with Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute, Office of Indigenous Strategy & Engagement, The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre (SAHMRI), headspace, Relationships Australia (SA), is bringing 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. Important foci include Indigenous conceptions and understandings of wellbeing and violence prevention and a focus on youth voice involving members of headspace.

Opening Address by President Coleiro Preca of Malta- The Presidents Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. (http://www.pfws.org.mt/)

Performance: ‘Bound and Unbound’ by members of the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Flinders University.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Carmel Cefai
    • Director, Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, University of Malta
  • Professor Catherine Blaya
    • President of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools, The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • Mr Agio Pereira
    • Honorable Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Timor-Leste.
  • Mr David Kelly
    • Project Lead, SAHMRI Resilience & Wellbeing Centre, Adelaide.
  • Mr Chris Tanti
    • CEO of headspace.
  • Dr Jamie Lee
    • Principal Researcher, Relationships Australia, South Australia.

The program comprises more than 50 papers, posters, round table discussions, workshops and symposia. The conference links research with translation, dissemination and implementation. The program has taken up three main themes including, research and early career, policy and practice and schools and education.

Venue details
The Conference will be held at the Flinders University Tonsley campus. The address is 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park. See Tonsley campus map: Flinders University Tonsley Campus Map

Papers and Posters Call for Papers IS NOW CLOSED  l  Posters submissions are OPEN until 30 June 2016.


For registration details, please go to the Registration page.


For conference enquiries, contact Marja van Breda:
E l marja.vanbreda@flinders.edu.au; T l 61 8 8201 7529.


SWAPv Conference flyer

July 13-15, 2016

Flinders University
Adelaide, South Australia

In partnership with

Flinders Educational Futures
Research Institute