You’re invited! Research Brown Bag Seminar: UNESCO UNEVOC @ RMIT and the UN’s SDGs

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This Wednesday Peter Kelly will host the next Research Brown Bag Seminar Series; presenting UNESCO UNEVOC @ RMIT and the UN’s SDGs. 

Please join Peter today at 12:30 pm at the Bundoora Campus (B220. L4. R031) to hear more about UNEVOC at RMIT aspirations, research focus areas and its accountability through a two-year workplan registered with UNESCO-UNEVOC headquarters in Bonn, Germany.


  1. Being part of an inclusive, global learning network of institutions and organisations  in UNESCO’s Member States.
  2. Positioning RMIT and Australia as a leader and enabler in the region (Asia Pacific, North Asia and South Asia) in applied research, network building and evidenced-based interventions and policy-making in VET.
  3. Leveraging the work being conducted at other UNEVOC Centres around the world for the benefit of Australia and Australian future workforces and industry.
  4. Enabling further brand and reputation building for RMIT and its leading position in the VET sector in Australia and internationally.
  5. Delivering research impact through establishing stronger links with end users and beneficiaries of research being conducted by RMIT in the area.
  6. Contributing, through concrete, applied, and research based activities, to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals .

Research Focus

The research focus for UNEVOC at RMIT is multidisciplinary, and is initially focused on:

  1. Young people, social enterprise and VET for Sustainable Development.
  2. Applied research and the transformation of VET learning and teaching for Sustainable Development.
  3. Gender diversity, equity and participation in VET for Sustainable Development.


Peter’s research interests are related to young people, education and training, work, and critical perspectives on young people’s well-being, resilience and enterprise. He has published widely in relation to these interests, including: Neo-Liberalism and Austerity: The Moral Economies of Young People’s Health and Well-being

 Young People and the Aesthetics of Health Promotion: Beyond Reason, Rationality and Risk.

The Moral Geographies of Children, Young People and Food: Beyond Jamie’s School Dinners

A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century

The Self as Enterprise: Foucault and the Spirit of 21st Century Capitalism

Working in Jamie’s Kitchen: Salvation, Passion and Young Workers

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