Projects

Browse or search for research projects and publications by project name, name of publication, researcher name, research area, or funding agency. 

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Workforce Issues in the NSW Community Services Sector Current

Funding Agency: NSW Council of Social Service, Homelessness NSW
People Involved: Natasha Cortis, Megan Blaxland

This research aimed to develop a contemporary understanding of workforce models and issues in the NSW community services sector. Survey data was collected in February 2017 from leaders of 398 community service organisations operating in NSW. The survey captured information from community sector…

Workforce implications of consumer-centred funding in disability and community aged-care Archive

Funding Agency: United Voice, Australian Services Union, Health and Community Services Union
People Involved: Natasha Cortis

This project entailed compiling evidence about the implications of consumer-centred funding models for the disability and community aged care workforce. Drawing lessons from overseas and relevant Australian programs, the project  explored the workforce issues and employment risks inherent in…

Working with families with complex needs – best practice background paper Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

A short consultancy for the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.  It involved examining the evidence for interventions and strategies to support complex (multi-problem) families and break the cycle of disadvantage.

Project team: Professor Ilan Katz and Megan Griffiths.

Young Carers: Social policy implications Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Deb Brennan, Ilan Katz, Cathy Thomson, Elizabeth Adamson, Trish Hill, Christiane Purcal

This project analysed three interconnected aspects of young carers’ life circumstances:

(i) the costs incurred by young carers in relation to education, training, labour force participation and access to market income; social and friendship activities; and health and well-being

(ii) the pri…

Young People and Adversity: Stories of resourcing and resourcefulness Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Jen Skattebol, kylie valentine, Myra Hamilton, Deb Brennan, Cathy Thomson, Megan Blaxland

Despite recent investments in youth services, many young people with complex needs still struggle to secure the resources they need. Understanding how to better resource these young people is essential if we are to improve their wellbeing and outcomes. Drawing on the life stories of disadvantaged…

Young People with Cognitive Disability: Relationships and paid support Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Kelley Johnson, Sandra Gendera

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is a watershed in Australian disability policy. Understanding the role that paid support plays in the ongoing identity development of young people with cognitive disability is urgently needed to realise national policy aspirations of…

Youth Unemployment in Australia Archive

Funding Agency: Citi Foundation
People Involved: Jen Skattebol, Trish Hill

Research project exploring the high rate of youth unemployment in Australia (particularly in low socio-economic communities) and specifically looking at transition from school to work or further education. Examines the employability of young people, identifying skills gaps and ‘best…

Youth exposure to and management of cyberbullying incidents in Australia Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Communications
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Shona Bates, Melissa Wong

The Australian Government Department of Communications commissioned the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, the University of South Australia, the University of Western Sydney, the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre to research…

beyondblue research impact evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: beyondblue
People Involved: Deb Brennan, Sandra Gendera

The aim of this project is to determine the degree to which beyondblue research funding from 2002-2010 has helped to improve the understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. Improvement is measured according to the following criteria:

    Overall body of evidence: the…