Our research focusses on the intersections of citizenship, care and disadvantage in diverse policy and practice settings.
The meaningful participation of and collaboration with service users and their supporters, communities and organisations is central to our applied research, evaluation and translational activities. We aim to centre lived experiences of intersectional disadvantage and work inter-culturally and inter-generationally with communities in contexts such as social welfare, housing and homelessness, youth, disability and the NDIS, and service design and provision.
Researchers draw on substantial knowledge of and experience in policy and service delivery environments, representing the disciplinary areas of social work, youth work/youth studies, community psychology and disability studies. Research strategies facilitate community involvement and participation and includes in-depth qualitative and co-designed activities, modelling longitudinal datasets and generating evidence to deliver high-quality research that is relevant and translatable.