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ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY


HEALTH SECTOR


SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES

INDIGENOUS ISSUES


EDUCATION SECTOR


TRANSPORT & ROAD SAFETY



ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR


We have worked with a range of Commonwealth, State and local government agencies to inform and evaluate programs focused on addressing a variety of environmental issues.

PAST ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR PROJECTS
  • A strategic review of asbestos registers in Australia (Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency)
  • Research and Evaluation Partner on the CEEchange Program (NSW Environmental Trust)
  • Development of a Comprehensive Evaluation Framework for the NSW Energy Efficiency Strategy (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water)
  • Evaluation of the Advancing Sustainability Leaders Program Metropolitan Water Directorate (NSW Department of Finance and Services)
  • Evaluation of the Private Native Forestry Training Program (NSW Environment Protection Authority)
  • Barriers and Enablers of the Use of Science in the Management of Environmental Water in NSW (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)
  • Evaluation of the Love Food Hate Waste Program (NSW Environment Protection Authority)
  • Research to Support Communications Surrounding the Green Infrastructure Strategy (Council of the City of Sydney)
  • Evaluation of the Protecting Our Places environmental grants program (NSW Environmental Trust)
  • Evaluation of the Communities Caring for their Environment Program (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)
  • Evaluation of the Light Years Ahead communications strategy (Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils)
  • Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program (HPSP) Aboriginal Community Project (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)


HEALTH SECTOR


We have worked with both government and private sector clients in the health sphere, including Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, NSW Health and Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

PAST HEALTH SECTOR PROJECTS
  • Consumer Research to Support the Development of an Australian Healthy Weight Guide (Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing)
  • Research to Support the Development of Communications Around the ‘Get Healthy’ Telephone Support Service (NSW Health)
  • Evaluation of the Use of Root Cause Analysis in the Investigation of Serious Adverse Events in NSW Hospitals (NSW Health)
  • Consumer Experiences and With Expectations of Prescribers and Attitudes to Prescribing by Allied Health Professionals (Health Workforce Australia)
  • Evaluation of Medicines Line and the Therapeutic Advice and Information Service (TAIS) (NPS Medicinewise)
  • Research on Perceptions of Pharmacy as a Career in Rural and Remote Areas (Pharmacy Guild of Australia)
  • National research on the status of preventative health programs and the use of systems thinking The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (Sax Institute)
  • Implementing innovations across the NSW health system (NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation)
  • Stakeholder research on the National Workplace Program (beyondblue)
  • Research to inform the development of the Mirixa asthma medication education program (Pharmacy Guild of Australia)
  • Evaluation of the AH&MRC Chronic Disease Program (Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council NSW)
  • Evaluation of partnership arrangements for the Joint Heart Failure Program (National Prescribing Service, National Heart Foundation and National Institute of Clinical Studies)
  • Market testing of ‘Medicines Update’ (NPS MedicineWise)


SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES


We have worked with a range of Commonwealth, State and local government agencies to inform and evaluate programs focused on protecting and assisting vulnerable individuals and families.

PAST SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SECTOR PROJECTS
  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in the Out of Home Care Sector (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)
  • Review of Adolescent Rural Residential Rehabilitation Services in NSW (Juvenile Justice NSW)
  • Evaluation of Education and Employment Programs for Social Housing Tenants (Housing NSW, Department of Family and Community Services)
  • Evaluation of the Substance Use in Pregnancy Program (SUPPS) (Barnardos South Coast)
  • Evaluation of the REACH program (Life Without Barriers)
  • Review of Sutherland Shire Council’s Children’s Services (Sutherland Shire Council)
  • Evaluation of the NSW Work and Development Order Scheme (NSW Department of Justice)
  • Review of the Aboriginal Cultural Inclusion Framework (Ageing, Disability & Home Care, NSW Department of Family & Community Services)
  • Review of the Aboriginal Cultural Inclusion Framework (Ageing, Disability & Home Care, NSW Department of Family & Community Services)
  • Stakeholder Consultation – Community Partnerships for Human Rights (Australian Human Rights Commission)
  • Client reactions to a restructure of financial assistance (Bobby Goldsmith Foundation)
  • Potential impact of the introduction of a Cross Client Agency Search Tool (CCAST) (NSW Department of Family and Community Services)


INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES & ISSUES


We work closely with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia on health, education, justice, social and emotional wellbeing and community strengthening issues and programs.

PAST PROJECTS - INDIGENOUS ISSUES
  • Evaluation of the NSW Tour of ‘Body Armour’ (a play by Ilbijerri Theatre Company and educational program that toured 40 NSW communities) (NSW Ministry of Health)
  • Review of 'Advising Aboriginal women about alcohol and pregnancy' guide (NSW Ministry of Health)
  • Evaluation of the Home Power Savings Program (HPSP) Aboriginal Community Project (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)
  • Evaluation of ‘Hep Hop’ and ‘It’s Your Choice, Have a Voice’ campaigns (Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council NSW)
  • Evaluation of NSW Certificate IV in Aboriginal Family Health (Family Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Protection) (Centre for Aboriginal Health, NSW Health)
  • Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Teaching Resource for Use in Special Education Settings (NSW Department of Education and Communities)
  • Evaluation of the Schools and Aboriginal Community Alcohol Program (NSW Department of Education and Training)
  • Development of an Evaluation Framework for Moving On Aftercare Service (Anglicare NT)
  • Development of a Client Feedback System (Headspace Top End/Anglicare NT)
  • Evaluation of the Aboriginal Participation in Construction Guidelines (Office of Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education and Communities)
  • Evaluation of the Tackling Tobacco Aboriginal Community Program (Cancer Council NSW)
  • Review of Aboriginal Child Placement Mechanisms in NSW (NSW Department of Family and Community Services)
  • Evaluation of the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Project (National Centre for Indigenous Excellence)
  • Review of the Aboriginal Cultural Inclusion Framework (Ageing, Disability & Home Care, NSW Department of Family & Community Services)
  • Developmental research for the Stop. Think. Respect. Campaign (beyondblue)


EDUCATION SECTOR


With years of expertise in this area, we work with local, state and federal government agencies to help develop and evaluate educational programs and/or initiatives delivered through educational settings. We also have experience in conducting research to support the marketing of tertiary education providers.

PAST EDUCATION SECTOR PROJECTS
  • Review of the Operation of NSW Behaviour Schools (NSW Department of Education and Training)
  • Evaluation of the Use of Conferencing to Address School Non-attendance (NSW Department of Education and Communities)
  • Evaluation of the Schools and Community Alcohol Program – to develop partnerships between schools and local Aboriginal communities to develop and deliver educational programs (NSW Department of Education and Training)
  • Evaluation of a Trial of the Use of a Drug and Alcohol Teaching Resource in Juvenile Justice Centres (ETUs) (NSW Department of Education and Communities)
  • Evaluation of the Out Tonight? Party Right! Online teaching resource (Liquor and Gaming NSW)
  • Research to Support the Development of Next Magazine, Used to Deliver Health and Safety Messages to School Leavers( NSW Department of Education and Training)
  • Market Research to Guide Marketing and Admissions Strategies and Course Offerings (Faculty of Built Environment and Faculty of Science, University of NSW)
  • Feasibility of a Large Scale Academic-Based Survey Research Facility (Australian National University)
  • Survey of Student Satisfaction (Macleay College, College of the Arts)


TRANSPORT & ROAD SAFETY SECTOR


We have worked with a number of agencies to inform and evaluate transport and road safety programs.

PAST TRANSPORT & ROAD SAFETY SECTOR PROJECTS
  • Evaluation of the introduction of the new City Rail timetable (RailCorp)
  • Evaluation of the bstreetsmart road safety education program for school kids (Centre for Road Safety)
  • Review of the Enhanced Enforcement Program (Centre for Road Safety and NSW Police)
  • Evaluation of the Autonomous Reverse Braking System for heavy vehicles (Centre for Road Safety)

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