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The CUPID Project: Understanding and preventing hepatitis C transmission within heterosexual couples

JA Rance, S Fraser, T Rhodes, J Bryant & C Treloar
While the health-related benefits of intimate partnership are well documented, little attention has been paid to couples exposed to high levels of social stigma and exclusion. In this project we investigated an important site of stigma for partnerships by collecting accounts of changing hepatitis C (HCV) status (“sero-change”) among couples that inject drugs. We explored what these accounts reveal about the meaning of HCV for these couples, and how this understanding contributes to our collective...

Early Review of the Specialist Homelessness Services Program

K valentine, F Zmudzki, M Fotheringham & C Smyth
This is the final report of the Early Review of the reform to the NSW Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Program. The reform, known as Going Home Staying Home (GHSH), was implemented from July 2014. The Early Review was conducted by researchers from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales). The Early Review is the first assessment of the reform transition...

Evaluation of the Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot: process evaluation report

J Cashmore, I Katz, R Shackel & K valentine
The Child Sexual Offence Evidence Pilot (the Pilot) represents a key initiative by the NSW Government to strengthen the criminal justice response to child sexual abuse. The Pilot seeks to introduce measures to reduce the difficulties for child witnesses so as to lessen the stress and duration of court proceedings for the child victim without unfairly impinging upon the defendant’s right to a fair trial. The Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, together with...

Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017: HIV and STIs in Australia

L Mao, M Holt, C Newman & C Treloar

My Choice Matters Evaluation - Stage 4 and Final Report

A Griffiths, D Nethery, S Robinson, S Bates, E Kidd & R Kayess
The Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney was commissioned to conduct a formative evaluation, whereby the My Choice Matters (MCM) processes and outcomes are evaluated as the program is implemented, with feedback provided to stakeholders to allow them to modify program elements as necessary. The overall objectives of the evaluation were to explore: • How MCM increases people’s skills and knowledge • How those skills and knowledge have led to people taking action, and...

Evaluation of the Better Places Stronger Communities Project: Baseline report

JE Bullen, E Liu, H Pawson & K valentine
This is the first of two evaluation reports on the Better Places, Stronger Communities (BPSC) Program, which is transferring the management of designated South Australian (SA) public housing dwellings to the community housing sector. The Social Policy Research Centre and City Futures Research Centre, both at UNSW Sydney, were commissioned by Housing SA to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the BPSC Program, where the management of 1,100 public housing dwellings across two estates in Adelaide...

Methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men in Australia: A literature review

MN Hopwood, E Cama & C Treloar
This review aimed to investigate methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia and other developed regions to help build an understanding of the contexts where high-risk sex and drug use practices occur. This information can be used to inform the development of treatment and prevention interventions specifically for MSM.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Tasmania 2016

T Lea, L Mao, F Howes, M Veitch, S Wagner, G Prestage, I Zablotska-Manos & M Holt
The Tasmania Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited online throughout Tasmania. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, druguse and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay men. The most recent survey, the second to be conducted in Tasmania, was conducted inNovember-December 2016.

Evaluation of ACT Extended Throughcare Pilot Program

AM Griffiths, F Zmudzki & S Bates
Extended Throughcare is a voluntary program that provides support to detainees returning to the community at the end of their custodial sentence at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC; the ACT’s only adult correctional facility). ACT Corrective Services clients can be characterised as experiencing multiple disadvantages, including mental health issues, substance abuse issues, low levels of literacy and numeracy, interrupted education and sporadic employment history, as well as high level ofhomelessness. The findings of this report...

New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians

PG Saunders & M Bedford
The project was funded by the Australian Research Council under Linkage Project grant LP120200481, with additional cash and in-kind support provided by Catholic Social Services, Australia; United Voice (National Office); and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). A budget standard indicates how much income a particular family living in a particular place at a particular time needs to achieve a particular standard of living. It is derived by specifying every item that is needed...

Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Final report

C Purcal, T Hill, K Johnson & R Kayess
This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project. It was an 18-month pilot program funded by the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and undertaken by the NSW Public Guardian (PG). The SDM2 project was based on recommendations from an earlier SDM pilot project in NSW, run by FACS with PG and the NSW Trustee & Guardian (NSWTG) as partners. The SDM2...

Australian Charities Involved Overseas 2014

N Cortis, I Lee, R Reeve & R Simnett
This report provides aggregate level information about the characteristics, activities and resources of Australian charities which had some involvement overseas in 2014. Most information has been drawn from the 2014 Annual Information Statements (AIS) collected by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The report provides information for three nested groups of charities with international involvement and compares these to the wider charity sector. The three groups are: - Charities with some international involvement; -...

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Queensland 2016

E Lee, L Mao, T Lea, L Johns, A Adair, G Williams, M Scott, P Watts, S O'Connor, M Warner, G Prestage, I Zablotska-Manos, J de Wit & M Holt
The Queensland Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites around Queensland and online. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay men.

Interventions to reduce stigma: A narrative review of the literature

MN Hopwood

‘Comfortable in my own skin’: Stigma, mental health and wellbeing among married men who have sex with men

MN Hopwood, C Treloar & J de Wit
This study aimed to explore the experience of married men who have sex with men (MMSM) in managing their sexual identity in everyday life and their experience of stigma, depression and anxiety. In-depth, semi-structured telephone interviews with 16 MMSM from Queensland, NewSouth Wales (NSW), Victoria and Tasmania were conducted between September 2015 and October 2016. Interviews were audio-recorded and data were thematically analysed.

Comparative Perspectives on Family Day Care: Structure, Regulation, and Research Gaps

M Blaxland & E Adamson
This project reviewed policy and research about family day care and home-based childcare in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It examined the structure, funding and regulation of home-based child care and recent policy developments, investigating the implications for the accessibility, affordability and quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. In addition, the project reflected on the relevance of international models for Australian family day care services.

Cantonese-speaking and Mandarin-speaking people with liver cancer in Australia: A report of two focus group discussions

MN Hopwood, M Robotin, M Porwal, D Nguyen, M Sze, J George & C Treloar

Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Easy read report

A Perkins, A Meltzer & C Purcal
This is an Easy Read version of the following main report: Christiane Purcal, Trish Hill, Kelley Johnson and Rosemary Kayess (2017). Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Final report (SPRC Report 14/17). Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

Researching Cultures in Science, Engineering and Technology: An analysis of current and past literature

B Bagilhole, A Powell, S Barnard & A Dainty
A research team at Loughborough University, led by Professor Barbara Bagilhole, has explored the existing literature on cultures in science, engineering and technology from a gendered perspective. The project aimed to establish better understanding of structures, processes and systems that form the cultures of SET within workplaces in order to understand continued vertical and horizontal segregation and gender inequality within these occupations. The aim of the project was to collate, review and put into a...

Evaluation of the Better Places Stronger Communities Project: Final Report

H Blunden, EY Liu & K valentine
This is the second of two evaluation reports on the Better Places, Stronger Communities (BPSC) Program, which is transferring the management of designated South Australian (SA) public housing dwellings to the community housing sector. The Social Policy Research Centre and City Futures Research Centre, both at UNSW Sydney, were commissioned by Housing SA to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the BPSC Program, where the management of 1,100 public housing dwellings across two estates in Adelaide...

Improving post-release employment outcomes for people leaving prison: Results from a national survey of employment services

J Graffam, M Giles, JM Ollerton, D Newton, E Baldry, E Yeo & J Crosbie
Engaging in meaningful work can reduce ex-prisoners re-offending yet few prisoners in Australia or internationally gain employment after they are released. This report presents a summary of the findings from an online national survey sent to employment agencies around Australia that are most likely to provide services and supports for prisoners/offenders and ex-prisoners/ex-offenders.

Gay Community Periodic Survey: Adelaide 2016

PB Hull, T Lea, L Mao, D Jeffries, W Logue, H Calabretto, L Narciso, G Prestage, I Zablotska-Manos, J de Wit & M Holt
The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites in Adelaide. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay men. The most recent survey, the eleventh in South Australia, was conducted in November and December 2016 to...

Moving data around: integrated research workflows for curating and publishing research

M Frances, S McEachern, D Bangert, C van Ham, J McDougall & L Betbeder-Matibet
The presentation draws on a use case from political science to demonstrate integrated scholarly processes for curating and publishing data. Curation activities are distributed across institutional and national repositories, archives, registries and websites. In workflows which prioritise existing research practice and disciplinary standards, researchers provide structured metadata to the Australian Data Archive (ADA) using a template based on the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). These metadata are mapped to RDF and RIF-CS standards and sent to...

Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017: Viral Hepatitis in Australia

J Bryant, J Rance, L Lafferty & C Treloar

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