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Christiane Purcal

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Dr Christiane Purcal is a Research Associate at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the organisation, implementation and evaluation of social policy programs regarding informal and formal care provision. She conducts research on disability policy, child care, informal carer policies, and child and family services. Recent projects include Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants on grandparents who raise their grandchildren, on child care, and on young carers; evaluations of individual funding approaches for disability support; and the national evaluation of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. Christiane’s first career was in journalism, and she has worked as a journalist and academic researcher in Germany, Canada and Australia.

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Research report

1 May 2017

People with disability in NSW, who need help managing their finances, often lack support to make decisions about money. This evaluation shows that a funded agency is needed to help people take a more active part in deciding how to spend their money.

Research report

29 Jan 2016

This project used a social action research approach with two groups of Victorian children and young people with intellectual disability aged 9-22 and their parents. The groups conducted research and provided peer support about their experiences with self-directed disability support. The intentions were to build...

Research report

17 Aug 2015

Individual packages give funding to a person with disability to live how they choose. The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW to design an evaluation framework and collect data...

Research report

17 Aug 2015

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia to design an evaluation framework and collect data for the accommodation support and funding models under...

Guide

21 Feb 2015

High hopes for the NDIS are that people with disability will be able to live as independently as they choose, with the housing of their choice, and with the paid support that suits their preferences and life goals. Research conducted by the Social Policy Research...

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