Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

The Berry Street Childhood Institute’s knowledge building, sharing and translation activities are dedicated to increasing understanding of what sustains a good childhood, particularly under conditions of complexity and after adverse experiences.

This Knowledge Hub presents information about our research and houses an extensive resource library. We will be regularly updating the Knowledge Hub so we encourage you to return here to find out about new projects and publications.




The Berry Street Childhood Institute conducts research that informs public discussion and debate about children’s issues in the Australian and International context. The Institute actively involves key stakeholders to synergize agendas and expand the scope and impact of new knowledge.

Our research agenda is lead by
Dr Sarah Wise who is the inaugural Good Childhood Fellow. This role was established by the Berry Street Childhood Institute and The University of Melbourne late in 2013. As Sarah builds our joint research program, we will share the learning here.

We are currently involved in a number of research collaborations with Australian universities and research institutes. A summary of these partnerships is listed
here.



The Berry Street Childhood Institute produces a range of resources to inform policy makers, service providers and the general public. This library includes publications, conference presentations, e-newsletters, media releases and multi media materials.

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Dr Sarah Wise recently published an issues paper for the Australian Government’s Closing the gap clearing house which shares research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. The paper is titled Improving the early life outcomes of Indigenous children: implementing early childhood development at the local level. In this paper, Dr Wise highlights the wide gaps in early life outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The complexity of promoting healthy Indigenous childhood development is acknowledged. However she draws attention to the process of localised early childhood development which aims to address this complexity and achieve a community-wide shift in early life outcomes.

Read more about why
localised early childhood development ‘works’

Berry Street was first established on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present, and to all the traditional custodians of land throughout Australia.