Megan Bedford

Senior Research Officer
BA Soc Sc(Hons), UNSW
Social Policy Research Centre

Contact

+61 2 9385 7817
+61 2 9385 7838
Room 218, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Policy

Megan Griffiths is a Senior Research Officer at the Social Policy Research Centre.
Her research interests include poverty/inequality, young people and child-centred methodologies with children and young people. Megan’s expertise is in qualitative research. Currently she is working on the Making a Difference: Building on Children's Perspectives on Economic Adversity (ARC) project. She has also worked on projects around early intervention, child protection, culturally and linguistically diverse young people, caring and non-resident fathers.

Research

Megan Bedford is a Research Associate in the Social Policy Research Centre.

Publications

    Journal articles

    • Griffiths M;Sawrikar P;Muir K, 2009, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', Youth Studies Australia, vol. 28, pp. 32 - 40
    • Saunders P;Naidoo Y;Griffiths M, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194
    • Hill T;Thomson C;Bittman M;Griffiths M, 2008, 'What kinds of jobs help carers combine care and employment?', Family Matters, vol. 80, pp. 27 - 32

    Reports

    • Saunders PG;Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians: summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e24f82386
    • Saunders PG;Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e0ca804a4
    • Skattebol ;Saunders PG;Redmond ;Bedford ;Cass, 2012, Making a difference: building on young people’s experiences of economic adversity (final report), 6/2012
    • Hilferty F;Mullan K;Eastman C;Griffiths MJ;Chan SE;Heese K;Katz I, 2010, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation - Interim Report 4, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 3/10, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    • Eardley AC;Griffiths MJ, 2009, Non-resident Parents and Service Use, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 12/09, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report12_09_Non_Resident_Parents.pdf
    • Tannous KW;Hilferty F;Griffiths MJ;Mchugh MH, 2009, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program: Interim evaluation, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 11/2009, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    • Muir K;Mullan K;Powell A;Flaxman S;Thompson DA;Griffiths MJ, 2009, State of Australia's young people: a report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    • Fisher KR;Parker S;Purcal C;Thaler O;Abelson P;Pickering E;Robinson S;Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation: Short Report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 17/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report17_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving_ShortVersion.pdf
    • Fisher KR;Parker S;Purcal C;Thaler O;Abelson P;Pickering E;Robinson S;Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation, Social Policy Rearch Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 18/08, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report18_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving.pdf
    • Sawrikar P;Griffiths MJ;Muir K, 2008, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/40_Report_NYARS_CALD_Nov08.pdf?forceDownload

    Conference Presentations

    • Sawrikar P;Griffiths MJ;Muir K, 2008, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for young Horn of Africans in Australia', presented at Challenging Boundaries: Social Policy Association conference, Edinburgh, 23 - 25 June 2008
    • Sawrikar P;Griffiths MJ;Muir K, 2008, 'Mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', presented at Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference and the 2008 Management and Leadership Institute, Sydney, Australia, 18 - 20 August 2008

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