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An Exploration of WSU Staff's Understandings of Trans and Gender Diversity: Vice Chancellor's Gender Equality Fund 2020

Lucy Nicholas, Kerry Robinson & Cris Townley
This research explored WSU cisgender staff understandings of trans and gender diversity (TGD), school-based support for TGD students and staff, and University policy on TGD. A key aim was to identify the needs of staff in regard to working more effectively with TGD students and staff in order to develop more inclusive policies and practices and to contribute to reducing inequalities based on gender diversity. Research Methodology: This multi-method research included a staff on-line survey...

Dance for Life: Expressive Arts for Cultural Wellbeing with Young People: Research and Evaluation Report

Karin Mackay & Rachael Jacobs
Developing strong mental health and wellbeing of young people is one of the most pressing issues Australian Society is currently facing. Anxiety and depressive disorders are increasing worldwide in adolescents with social, political, and environmental causes implicated. In Australia a post pandemic report on youth mental health and wellbeing found that 51% had difficulty completing daily tasks with 34% experiencing high or very high levels of distress (Headspace 2021). Worldwide public health policy has gradually...

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: Tasmania Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 45 (2.1%) parents who resided in the state of Tasmania (TAS).

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: Australian Capital Territory Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 40 (1.9%) parents who resided in the Australian Capital Territory (hereafter, ACT).

Guide to Climate-Smart Playgrounds: Research Findings and Application

Sebastian Pfautsch & Agnieszka Wujeska-Krause
Outdoor play is vital for positive socialisation and development of children including cognitive, psychological, and physiological benefits. Playing outdoors increases attention, creative thought processes and problem-solving skills as well as combating obesity, mental health problems and improving social skills of children. Encouraging and supporting outdoor play is particularly important today, where the daily time interval children are engaging in physical activity is contracting. However, the lack of shade and hot playground equipment make it unsafe...

Construct NSW: Digitalisation of Construction: Detailed Report on Digitalisation of Design and Construction of Class 2 Buildings in New South Wales

Srinath Perera, Xiaohua Jin, Marini Samaratunga & Kasun Gunasekara
This report presents the findings of a research project set out to review the state of digitalisation of the class 2 (multi-unit) building sector of the New South Wales construction industry with specific reference to the production of design drawings and as-built drawings. It involved a detailed worldwide literature review followed by gathering data through a quantitative survey of class 2 building designers and builders (including developers). The survey included questions regarding the organisation profiles,...

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: Western Australia Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 174 (8.3%) parents who resided in the state of Western Australia (hereafter, WA).

Social Media Insights from Sexuality and Gender Diverse Young People During COVID-19

Benjamin Hanckel & Shiva Chandra
To date, this report is the largest qualitative study of sexuality and gender diverse young people and their use of social media platforms. This study had two broad aims: firstly to better understand the ways sexuality and gender diverse young people are engaging with social media platforms, and secondly, using a rapid prototyping methodological design, to reimagine with young people the ways platforms can respond to LGBTQIA+ young people’s needs. This ‘reimagining’ explored how platforms...

Liquid Waste Management in the Construction Projects

Srinath Perera, Mary Hardie & Shiyamini Ratnasabapathy
The construction industry is increasingly concerned with improving its environmental performance and reducing the environmental impact. Construction projects utilise water and generate wastewater. A considerable volume of water is used for washing and cleaning processes at construction sites which is often unmetered. At the same time, liquid waste/wastewater generated from construction projects is harmful to the environment and human health, pollutes the groundwater and the ground soil and therefore, it is important to manage liquid...

Investigating Pre-service Teachers' Linguistic Funds of Knowledge

Jacqueline D'warte, Kathleen Rushton & Amalina Abu Bakar
This report, details a mixed methods study, of predominately Primary and Early Childhood Pre-Service Teacher (PSTs) ‘Funds of Knowledge’ (Moll et al., 1992) within four metropolitan Australian universities. This study was funded by an Education grant from the Collier Charitable Foundation. The study sought to investigate PSTs across four urban university sites in Sydney, interruptions resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, restricted access to participants across the four university sites. This report centres on the...

Construct NSW: Digitalisation of Construction Industry: Industry Report on Digitalisation of Design and Construction of Class 2 Buildings in New South Wales

Srinath Perera, Xiaohua Jin, Marini Samaratunga & Kasun Gunasekara
This report presents the findings of a research project set out to review the state of digitalisation of the class 2 (multi-unit) building sector of the New South Wales construction industry with specific reference to the production of design drawings and as-built drawings. It involved a detailed worldwide literature review followed by gathering data through a quantitative survey of class 2 building designers and builders (including developers). The survey included questions regarding the organisation profiles,...

Climate ready street tree trials a best practice guide

Anthony Manea, Leigh Staas, Lyndal Plant, Alessandro Ossola, Linda Beaumont, Sally Power, Tim Johnson, Rachael Gallagher, Gwilym Griffiths & Michelle Leishman

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: Queensland Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 461 (22%) parents who resided in the state of Queensland (hereafter, QLD).

Cool Roads Trial 2021

Sebastian Pfautsch & Agneiszka Wujeska-Klause
Intensifying summer heat and associated Urban Heat Island Effects are a risk to public and environmental health. They contribute to higher energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions in cities. Across Greater Western Sydney, home of the fastest growing urban population in Australia, increasing heat is recognised as the largest risk to local populations and economies. A range of interventions across the region aim at mitigating the negative impacts of heat. The Cool Roads Trial...

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change (IRCC) Project: Review of Local Council Strategies for Climate, Health and Wellbeing in the Western Sydney Region

Nicky Morrison, Erica McIntyre, N. Reynolds, R. Al Qayem & P. Harris
This Local Government NSW funded project focusses on identifying how local councils in the Western Parkland City have addressed climate risk and resilience within their policies and plans, and uncovering the barriers and enablers of planning, implementing, and evaluating climate risk and resilience strategies within the Western Parkland City. The intent of this research is to inform the development of guidance and tools to assist the development and implementation of strategies and action plans to...

Attitudes Towards Inclusiveness Instrument (PATII): Items, Factors and Scoring Instructions

Jacqueline Ullman, Tania Ferfolja & Lucy Hobby

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: South Australia Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 140 (6.7%) parents who resided in the state of South Australia (hereafter, SA).

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: New South Wales Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Ullman Jacqueline & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K–12 government school students were isolated to the 616 (29.4%) parents who resided in the state of New South Wales (hereafter, NSW).

Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Experiences and Schooling Responses: Victoria Snapshot Report

Tania Ferfolja, Jacqueline Ullman & Lucy Hobby
This Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project (DP180101676) examined parents’ perspectives on the in/exclusion of gender and sexuality diversity (GSD) in public school curriculum. Findings from the GSDS national survey of Australian parents of K-12 government school students were isolated to the 604 (28.9%) parents who resided in the state of Victoria (VIC).

Registration Year

  • 2021
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Resource Types

  • Report
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Affiliations

  • Western Sydney University
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  • Macquarie University
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