Current Projects

Housing Establishment Fund: Does financial assistance help secure permanent accomodation?

Originally, intended to assist disadvantaged household’s secure permanent housing, the Housing Establishment Fund (HEF) is increasingly used to assist people experiencing homeessness into temporary accommodation.

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Transitional Housing

Utilising administrative data held by Unison and the AIHW this project will provide insights into who gets into transitional accommodation, and whether they successfully exit the homelessness service system

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Private Rental Access Program

This project will examine what works, and what does not and for whom.

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Understanding social housing tenants better

This project will examine if it is possible to use existing tenancy data to create a meaningful tenancy typology based upon tenancy duration.

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Homeless and ‘at risk’ households: The IAP Study

The project will examine the IAP administrative database to develop a clearer understanding of who presents to the IAP service, the different needs of various cohorts, and trends in demand over time.

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Education and Employment

To examine the experience of looking for work, and of engaging in education and learning, for disadvantaged job seekers living in social housing.

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Making Home

This PhD project is a qualitative study of how formerly homeless individuals make the transition into permanent housing.

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Unison Housing Research Lab

The Union Housing Research Lab (UHRL) is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, Victoria’s largest social housing provider.

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Emotional Experiences of Early Parenthood in Australian Families

An exploration of the emotional experiences of becoming a parent in Australia, from conception through to early parenthood, in all kinds of families.

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Knowledge is power in reducing youth suicide risk

First of its kind study looking at the levels of depression, anxiety, stress and suicidal ideation among ReachOut.com users

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Online Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling Encounters & Experiences

Interdisciplinary research program exploring client experiences of online alcohol and other drug counselling

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The Intersection of Cancer & Culture: A Sociological Study

The purpose of this study is to examine what living with cancer means for individuals, communities and families from a migrant background

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Early Menopause: Perspectives of women and health professionals

A project exploring the experiences of women with early menopause and the perspectives of health professionals who care for women with this condition.

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National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS)

The NCAS is a national survey which collects vital information about Australians’ knowledge of, and attitudes and responses towards, violence against women, and their attitudes towards gender equality.

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Responding to revenge pornography: The scope, nature and impacts of Australian laws

This project investigates this rapidly emerging social harm from the perspectives of key stakeholders (such as legal services, police and support agencies) as well as the experiences of victims of image-based sexual violence.

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Crime and Justice by Social Media: Citizen engagements with justice online

The way our society engages in public debate on key social and political issues has been dramatically transformed by the participation enabled by social media technologies.

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Sexual Violence, Stalking & Harassment

Justice for victim-survivors of sexual violence as well as the familiar and newly emerging harms of street harassment, online harassment and image-based abuse are all pressing issues for policy and legal reform.

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Family Violence Policy & Practice Reform

Victoria is currently undergoing an unprecedented state of rapid change and reform in response to family violence.

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Journeys Home: Longitudinal study of factors affecting housing stability

This is the first large-scale longitudinal study assessing a broad sample of Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI): A randomised controlled trial

The aim of this four year randomised control study is to assess the effectiveness of the Journey to Social Inclusion program to break the cycle of chronic homelessness.

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