Research Topic - Experiences of Young People Growing Up & Living in the Upper Blue Mountains

08 Jun 2016

Are you 19-35 and live in the Upper Mountains? Or are you a parent of a 19-35 year old who lives in the Upper Mountains?

Francesca Sidoti is a Masters of Research student at Western Sydney University. She is about to conduct some research on the experiences of young adults of growing up and living in the Upper Mountains. The research is mostly focusing on ideas of choice and ‘unlimited opportunity’ and how young people feel about that in the context of living in the Mountains. To research this, Francesca is going to bring together a group of young people planning to leave the Mountains and a group of young people who have returned to the Mountains and compare how they talk about their experiences.

Participants should be:

- Upper Mountains-based, with a significant proportion of childhood having been spent in the Upper Mountains

- Aged between 19 and 35

- Planning to move somewhere else OR

- Permanently returned from living somewhere else

Involvement in this study would include participation in a focus group at the Katoomba Cultural Centre and a possible follow-up interview. The data collected through this process will be used for the Master of Research thesis and, possibly, for further PhD research.

Any participant's decision to be involved in this study will have no bearing on their relationship with Western Sydney University. Ask for the participant information sheet for more information.

If you are interested in participating in this study (or know anyone who is), please contact Francesca - 18471061@student.westernsydney.edu.au or on 0437 976 238.

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