Creating better communities for young families: co-designing community measures for children

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project will demonstrate that communities can utilise a range of datasets to address early childhood risk factors and improve families’ wellbeing. The project will involve working with two disadvantaged communities, with professionals and community members. These communities have high numbers of Aboriginal and CALD residents. The first phase will analyse of existing community level data. The candidate will then use qualitative and quantitative methods to work with community and identify actions that can be taken to address these issues. The PhD will focus on the process and the knowledge translation by taking these methods to scale across Australia.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be an individual with the following skills:
- Quantitative statistical analysis at least to basic level (the student will develop these skills if necessary)
- Qualitative research or interviewing
- Experience at engaging or working with disadvantaged families, including those from Aboriginal and CALD backgrounds.
- Experience of local service delivery in urban areas
Supervisory team
Valsamma
Eapen

Medicine
Psychiatry
Ilan
Katz

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences
John
Eastwood

Medicine
Women's & Children's Health
ilan.katz@unsw.edu.au