Mike Salvaris

Mike Salvaris - Adjunct Professor, Applied Human Rights and Community Wellbeing Research, in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Formerly a lawyer, community researcher, and policy adviser to the Victorian Premier, he has specialised for ten years in the links between wellbeing measurement, democracy and human rights.

Mike has led and worked on many projects on these themes, internationally (with the UN and governments in Europe and Vietnam) and within Australia, at every level from national and state governments to local communities. He was a consultant to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in its internationally recognised ‘Measures of Australia’s Progress’ (MAP). His recent projects include:

  • working with a research team funded by VicHealth to develop new processes for community based planning and wellbeing measures for Victorian local governments;
  • developing an annual audit of human rights in Australia;
  • developing a multi-nation collaborative project as part of the OECD’s global project ‘Measuring the Progress of Societies’.
Mike Salvaris


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Commonwealth of Australia 2008