Kate Driscoll teaches in the Master of Public Policy in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Kate Driscoll has been teaching, and undertaking consultancy work and research at RMIT since 1989.
She currently teaches in the Master of Public Policy program and recently completed a PhD thesis Drawing race and refugees: making sense of political cartoons of Australian refugee policy 1886-2001.
Kate is currently undertaking research with the Federation of Community Legal Centres into the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths.
- policy making
- public policy
- policy analysis
- political cartoons
- Driscoll, K. (2003) Beating hearts; coherence, confidence, connections and health, Evaluation Report Sacred Heart Mission Sport and Recreation Program, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
- Contributor to Marston, G., Morgan, L. & Murphy, J. (2003) Human Service Gaps at the Interface between urban and rural, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
- Driscoll, K. & Wood, L. (2001) Directions for Physical Activity: Literature review and scoping of programs/strategies aimed at increasing community participation in sport and active recreation options, Discussion Paper, VicHealth
- Driscoll, K. & Wood, L. (2001) Elements of Best Practice: A tool for more effective management of recreation reserves and sportsgrounds in south west Victoria, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
- Driscoll, K. & Wood, L. (2001) Sustaining Sportsgrounds Report; local government sportsground management, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
- Driscoll, K. (2000) Beyond the muddle; a strategic approach to recreation provision for people with disabilities, discussion paper prepared for Sport and Recreation Victoria
- Driscoll, K. & Wood, L. (1999) Sporting Capital: changes and challenges for rural communities in Victoria, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
- Driscoll, K. & Wood, L. (1998) A Public Life: Disadvantage and Homelessness in the Capital City, City of Melbourne
- Driscoll, K. (1998) Review of Statutory Advocacy Discussion Paper, Office of the Public Advocate
- Driscoll, K., Pyke, J. & Trowbridge, R. (1998) Strategic Approaches to Recreation Practice, Department of Social Science and Social Work, RMIT
- Driscoll, K. & Jenner, L. (1996) Recreation Strategy Plan,City of Yarra
- Driscoll, K. & Jenner, L. (1996) Cultural Development Plan,City of Mariby
Kate's current teaching includes:
- Policy Making (postgraduate)
- Integrated Policy & Research Project (postgraduate)
- Public Policy (undergraduate)
Kate has undertaken a range of consultancies with state and local government, and community organisations. These have been undertaken through the Centre for Applied Social Research. This work includes:
- VicHealth funded project with the Sacred Heart Mission which looked at the health benefits of participating in recreation for people with mental health issues, drug and alcohol related issues, experiences of homelessness, incarceration and disadvantage;
- VicHealth funded project exploring policy and practice options for a Victorian physical activity strategy;
- Project with the City of Melbourne looking into homelessness in the CBD;
- State and local government funded project looking at changes in rural communities, particularly the demands upon and declining volunteer base for community activity in South West Victoria; and
- State government project exploring recreation provision for people with disabilities.
- BA (Recreation), PIT
- MA (Social Policy), RMIT
- PhD, RMIT
- Literature Review and scoping of programs/strategies aimed at increasing community participation in sport and active recreation options.. Funded by: VicHealth Promoting Health through Sport and Recreation Program Grant pre-2014 from (2001 to 2001)