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Completed Projects

Gauging the value of flexible learning options for young people and the Australian community

This project examines the qualitative and quantitative evidence for the value of FLOs for young people themselves and the broader Australian community.

Contact Prof Sue McGinty


Pathways to resilience

The role of cultural connectedness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents

This project analysed different pathways to resilience for Indigenous adolescents and culture informed connectedness to maintain resilience.

Contact Dr Roxanne Bainbridge

Developing a framework for measuring Indigenous Research Benefit

The aim of the project is to examine the notion of 'benefit' within an Indigenous research context with the main outcome to improve long term benefits of research, as seen from the perspective of the beneficiaries of the research, enhancing the wellbeing of Indigenous communities, as well as building research capability in a critically important but neglected area of research. The framework for measuring research benefit will facilitate an expansion of Australia’s knowledge base relating to Indigenous research leading to improved capability on the part of both Indigenous people and researchers.

Contact Dr Felecia Watkin

Indigenous persistence in formal learning

This project examined under-explored aspects of learning that can improve the educational performance of Indigenous students in tertiary studies. The aim of this project was to contribute much needed research evidence of Indigenous persistence in learning and academic performance, and to deepen knowledge and understandings of what works for Indigenous students as they engage in formal learning situations.

Contact Prof Martin Nakata

The effective treatment of drug using offenders

The impact of treatment modality, coercion and treatment readiness on criminal recidivism

This project, in collaboration with NSW correctional services, examine the impact of compulsory treatment for prisoners with substance use histories.

Contact Sharon Casey

A future beyond the wall

Improving post-release employment outcomes for people leaving prison

This project examines the national status of offender vocational training and employment programs.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Bail decision-making and pretrial services

A comparative study of magistrates courts in four Australian States

This project reviews bail decision making processes with a view to reducing rates of unnecessary incarceration.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Case Management Review project

This project reviews client case management process for a government department in Victoria.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Development of an Intervention Pathway and/or models that reduce reoffending for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual offenders

This work will lead to the development of a new service framework to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders in Queensland Corrective Services.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Evaluation of programs for serious violent offenders

This project reviews the current treatment model for serious offenders in correctional services, identifying the most effective service options.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Evaluation of the Seasons for Growth Program

An outcome evaluation of a children and young person’s grief and loss program.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


The Forgotten Victims

Prisoner Experience of Victimisation and Engagement with the Criminal Justice System

Identifies issues relevant to the ability of women in prison to seek help to keep themselves safe from domestic and family violence.

Contact Prof Andrew Day


Understanding effectiveness in men's behaviour change programmes

This work provides a national overview of program standards and evaluation readiness for men’s behaviour change programs across Australia.

Contact Prof Andrew Day