Providing current research to our members is a strategic priority for the Alliance. We deliver access to valuable resources and anaylsis of the latest research findings relevant to educators of girls. Subscription-only academic research articles, as well as open access articles and reports by governments, universities and major organisations are summarised for members, highlighting themes and topics of particular relevance to the education of girls, including academic performance, mental health, leadership, neuroscience, single-sex education, STEM, wellbeing, and work and careers.

With more than 500 research abstracts, including over 160 related to single-sex education, many of which summarise research from subscription-only academic journals, the Alliance Research Library provides an unparalleled source of information on single-sex education for girls.

Library access and membership:

Free library membership and access is available for all staff of Alliance member schools, simply complete the access request form to receive your personalised login.

Annual library subscription for non-Alliance members costs AUD550


For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 5521 0749 (e) [email protected]

School experiences of transgender and gender diverse students in Australia (Jones et al., 2016)

An Australian study conducted by Jones, Smith, Ward, Dixon, Hillier and Mitchell sought to explore the schooling experiences of transgender and gender diverse students that are becoming increasingly visible across Australia’s education landscape. From their findings they propose a number of recommendations for establishing more inclusive practices within schooling environments…

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Healthy eating messages linked to eating disorders (2016)

With 25% of children and teens now classified as overweight or obese, efforts are underway to reverse this trend. However, eating disorders are also on the rise and health professionals are concerned that children and teens of normal weight are misinterpreting healthy eating messages and developing anorexia, bulimia and other…

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Online sexual harassment and girls (Plan International, 2016)

A survey of 600 Australian girls aged 15-19 has revealed that cyberbullying and online sexual harassment are endemic. The ‘Don’t Send Me That Pic’ report, which found that over half of survey participants agreed that girls were “often pressured” to share explicit photos of themselves, was jointly commissioned by Plan…

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Risk of repeated self-harm in children, adolescents and young adults (Bennardi et al., 2016)

Researchers from Ireland’s National Suicide Research Foundation have found that young people at the highest risk of repeated self-harm are females aged 15-19 and males aged 20-24. While intentional drug overdose is the most common method of self-harm among those aged 10-29, self-cutting is most associated with repetitive self-harm, particularly…

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