John van Kooy is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate in the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. In 2017 John was awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) PhD Scholarship funded by the federal Department of Education and Training. His PhD research focuses on the local conditions for the inclusion of humanitarian migrants in Australian neighbourhoods. Prior to commencing at Monash, John worked as a Research Fellow in the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre and a Knowledge Management Lead in the Centre of Expertise for Urban Programming at World Vision International. He holds a Master of International Relations from the Australian National University and is an Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.