Child Maltreatment: Neighbourhood Collective Efficacy and Intervening in Suspected Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect.
The neighbourhood context of informal social control on violent crime is well established. However, there is limited exploration of the neighbourhood context in relation to other problem behaviours, such as family violence and child abuse and neglect, where concerning...Read more
By examining the nature and effectiveness of Australia's first major...Read more
The current research focuses on an extension of recent studies (e.g. Trampusch 2006, Yerkes 2011) into the role of industrial relations actors in welfare state policy by looking at the interplay of social security policy and industrial relations in comparative context. The study takes the Dutch case as a starting point (Yerkes 2011), where there is a strong interplay between the welfare state...Read more
This project focuses on the role of housing, housing policies and programs in how we understand, and where appropriate, address the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage. This project will:
1. Seek to identify the ways in which social disadvantage has been conceptualised to aid a comprehensive understanding of the function and implications of housing mechanisms...Read more
This research focuses on the further development and refinement of control chart methodology for monitoring organisational activity, resourcing and performance outcomes to inform management decisions within the AFP.
This project extended current lists of performance measures to incorporate a more complete set of outcomes including the drug harm index, investigations by drug type,...Read more
The project is an evaluation of the Australian Government’s Dad and Partner Pay (DaPP) scheme. DaPP aims to create new opportunities for fathers and partners to bond with their newborn child, and allow them to take a larger share of caring responsibilities for their newborn children. The project involves assessment of leave uptake by fathers and partners, and other aspects of fathers and...Read more
The aim of this project is to analyse, quantify and improve our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing needs by developing an innovative regional approach to needs assessment, that considers cultural protocols, access to services, sustainable design and regional governance. See http://midja.org/about.html
Design of a study to establish a baseline of adverse drug effects (ADEs) prior to introduction of future eHealth initiatives. Study design should support follow-up reviews and methods should be specified to isolate the impact of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) on ADEs. Also, a literature review of ADE rates in Australia, focusing on any research on...Read more
The aim of the course is to provide up to date knowledge to the Department of Social Services (DSS) on methods and techniques for undertaking longitudinal survey data analysis. This will furnish participants with an indepth understanding of how to analyse, interpret, and present longitudinal data with the view of better informing policy outcomes.
This course is an applied longitudinal...Read more
The Road to Home (2008) identified the development of a workforce strategy as a central component oh homelessness policy and an integral element of an effective response to homelessness. The aim of this project was to provide a research evidence base for the development of an effective homelessness workforce, focusing on the specialised homelessness services workforce. An essential...Read more