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Meriba buay - ngalpan wakaythoemamy (we come together to think)

Evaluating a Torres Strait Research Community of Practice

In this project we aim to identify and describe processes involved in developing and implementing a Community of Practice (CoP) that focuses on the social determinants of health and wellbeing for Torres Strait Islanders; monitors and evaluates the Knowledge Translation (KT) capacity of the CoP members and KT impact in the community; and evaluates how a CoP model can best assist Torres Strait Islander researchers, communities and organisation to build high quality, decision-linked and relevant health research.

Led by Dr Felecia Watkin
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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.

Led by Prof Andrew Day
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Evaluating the CQI approach for program impact and diversification of the Remote Management Program

A feasibility study

This project aims to evaluate a remote management program through using CQI approach to measuring impact.

Led by Leigh-Ann Onnis
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CQI in Social and Emotional Wellbeing Flagship Project

This project aims to investigate the effectiveness of CQI approaches in the Family Wellbeing Program.

Led by Prof Komla Tsey
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Deaths in young people involved in the youth justice system

Towards evidence-based prevention

The aim of this study is to better understand the incidence, timing, causes, context and risk factors for preventable death in young people from profoundly marginalised groups within the Australian youth justice system. Young Indigenous people as a group are over-represented in this system by a factor of 17. To achieve the aim of the study, the identities of all youth justice clients in Queensland 1993-2014 will be linked with adult correctional records, the National Death Index and the National Coroners Information System. Preventive interventions and proposed policy reforms will be identified through a Delphi panel process.

Contact Prof Yvonne Cadet-James
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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
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Women's Action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB)

A pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health

There is strong evidence elsewhere that involving community women in decision-making about strategies to improve the health of mothers and babies is a cheap and effective way of improving health. The WOMB study tests whether community women's groups improve the quality of maternal and child health care and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the cost-effectiveness and mechanism of action.

Contact Prof Sarah Larkins
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Case Management Review project

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

Contact Prof Andrew Day
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage

The new ARC Centre of Excellence will undertake research to safeguard our national heritage, transform research culture, connect with communities, and inform policy. It aims to inspire Australian children to engage in science and connecting with the broader Australian and global community through a comprehensive research program. It also aims to equip future generations of researchers with a range of interdisciplinary skills, and implement initiatives to nurture the careers of Indigenous and female researchers.

Contact Prof Michael Bird
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Addressing the gap between policy and implementation

Strategies for improving educational outcomes of Indigenous students

The study is a partnership between five universities to identify best practice and opportunities for change inside universities and other higher education providers to identify the factors that are either facilitators or barriers to successful completion of study for Indigenous students. The project aims to trial strategies to improve recruitment, retention and successful completions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education.

Contact Dr Felecia Watkin
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Sustainable implementation of Indigenous early childhood family support programs that work

A Family Wellbeing (FWB) case study

This project aims to investigate how the Family Wellbeing Program can be sustainable through implementation in family support programs and services and analysis of social return on investment.

Contact Prof Yvonne Cadet-James
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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
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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