Projects

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ASELCC Research Coordinator Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Sandra Gendera

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015. The Research Coordinator role…

Disability employment and digital economies Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Bingqin Li

This collaborative research analyses the opportunities of social economy and digital technologies for facilitating social participation of people with disabilities in Australia and China. It examines networked strategies to address issues of social inclusion and exclusion. Based on current case…

Early Childhood Intervention Review Current

Funding Agency: Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW / ACT
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Ariella Meltzer, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess

Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct research into the delivery of early childhood intervention (ECI) services in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out in NSW. The research compares ECI in the…

Employment Model Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Rosemary Kayess, Shona Bates, Ariella Meltzer, Karen Fisher, Ilan Katz

The Social Policy Research Centre was commissioned to examine the experiences people with intellectual disability have with different employment models. The study commenced in July 2015 and finished in 2016. Data was collected from 51 people with intellectual disability working in open employment,…

Evaluation of Outcomes for People Nominated to the Integrated Services Program (ISP) Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess, Sandra Gendera, Fredrick Zmudzki

The evaluation examined longer term client outcomes achieved by the Integrated Services Program (ISP), which NSW ADHC administers in partnership with Housing NSW and NSW Ministry of Health. ISP establishes coordinated cross-agency responses for adult clients who have multiple and complex needs…

Human rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness Current

Funding Agency: Queensland Mental Health Commission
People Involved: Gianfranco Giuntoli, Sandra Gendera, Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess

This project examines the oversight mechanisms to protect the human rights of people with a mental illness who receive involuntary treatment in hospital and in the community in Queensland under the new Queensland Mental Health Act (MH Act). The study consists of a literature and policy review; and…

Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW Current

Funding Agency: Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW / ACT
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Ariella Meltzer, Christiane Purcal, Ilan Katz

Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT (ECIA) has commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct research into the experiences of families and early childhood intervention (ECI) service providers in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW. The…

Improving the Mental Health Outcomes of People with Intellectual Disability Current

Funding Agency: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher

Australians with intellectual disability (ID) have high rates of mental illness but experience poor access to mental health services. The research, led by the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, is developing evidence about mental ill health, service use, pathways to care and mental health policy for…

Mothers and children with disability using violence prevention and early intervention services Current

Funding Agency: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
People Involved: kylie valentine, BJ Newton

Identifying and sharing promising practice

Disability in mothers and/or children can make it harder for early intervention initiatives to provide effective support. Services which support people with disability often have very limited capacity in responding to risks of family violence, while…

Mutuality in Support Relationships Current

Funding Agency: National Disability Services
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess, Marie Delaney, Laura Davy

Previous research projects have highlighted that “mutuality” – reciprocal connections, recognition and respect in relationships – is key to the satisfaction and wellbeing of both people with disability and disability support workers. This research, a collaboration…