Lived experience refers to a representation of the experiences and choices of a given person, and the knowledge that they gain from these experiences and choices. [Wikipedia]
I believe you: children and young people’s experiences of seeking help, securing help and navigating the family violence system
This report presents the findings from 17 in-depth interviews conducted with Victorian children and young people, from the ages of 10 to 25, with lived experience of family violence. The research seeks to give voice to the experiences and expertise of children and young people...
Wiyi yani u thangani (Women's voices): First Nations Women’s Safety Policy Forum outcomes report - November 2022
This report primarily deals with context setting and the steps required for how to move forward in designing effective plans and policies to end violence. At the heart of this report is the recognition of the importance of First Nations women’s lives, diverse strengths and...
Loss of motivation in dementia: a guide for carers
This resource is for anyone who lives with, or provides care to, a person living with dementia. It was co-developed with people living with dementia, as well as carers and former carers of people with dementia, who are members of the Sydney Dementia Network-Lived Experience...
Digital futures in mind: reflecting on technological experiments in mental health and crisis support
Leah Harris, James Horton, Simon Katterl, Keris Myrick, Kelechi Ubozoh, Alberto Vasquez
The authors of this report argue that urgent public attention is needed to make sense of the expanding use of algorithmic and data-driven technologies in the mental health context.
Learning from Leeton: a case study of refugee settlement in rural Australia
This publications outlines the findings from an in-depth case study of one rural community’s experience of settling Hazara people from refugee backgrounds. It provides analyses of secondary data, alongside qualitative empirical research with Hazara individuals and members of the broader Leeton community.
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: survey results
This report presents the results of a survey completed by 973 people with involvement or interest in Australian disability research. It is part of multi-phase research agenda setting exercise that has been conducted to understand existing disability research in Australia and consult with the disability...
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: synthesis and refinement
This report presents findings from the third phase of the research agenda development project funded by the National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP).
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: consultation report
This report presents the results of the Phase 2b consultation conducted with 974 individuals from 21 non-government organisations, including service providers and disabled peoples’ organisations, the First Nations-focused National Disability Research Agenda survey and online focus groups and in-depth interviews with people with augmentative and...
'Mental health shapes my life': COVID-19 and kids' wellbeing 2022
This report captures these experiences and provides recommendations for the meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. Each recommendation related to the priority areas of the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan, as well...
Developing Lived Experience Outcome Indicators
This document presents the key learnings from discussions about engaging lived experience experts and representatives to inform the development of Lived Experience Outcome Indicators, in the context of publicly-funded mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in Western Australia.
Being Gen Vape
This research explores teenagers’ knowledge, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes, and the interpersonal and contextual influences on vaping amongst the young cohort referred to as 'Gen Vape'.
Integrating shared care teams into cancer follow-up care models
This paper highlights the gaps in knowledge relating to the implementation of shared care cancer follow-up models in Australia. It focuses on some of the key considerations for implementing shared care, including the need to collect primary care data and link this to patient health...
Serving citizens: measuring the performance of services for a better user experience
Societies are changing fast, driven by population ageing, climate change adaptation, digitalisation and the changing world of work, among other trends. Governments face the challenge of investing to adapt to these trends, while continuing to ensure that public services remain accessible, responsive and of good...
"They thought it was safe - but it wasn't"
This report makes policy recommendations designed to enhance children’s safety by bringing the Australian family law system into alignment with children’s rights. It illustrates its case for reform with the findings of a multiple case study project comprising seven in-depth interviews with adult survivors of...
Doing research inclusively: co-production in action
This guide has been developed for academic researchers at UNSW Sydney and beyond, people with lived experience of disability, disability organisations, and other stakeholders who understand and appreciate the importance of co-producing research together with people who have lived experience of disability.
2022 Emerging issues: Community Consultation and Engagement Forum report
This report highlights that despite the impacts of the COVID pandemic on the lives of people living with HIV in NSW, there remains a resilience within the community and a strong desire to seek out options to move towards improving their quality of life.
Understanding the lived experience and benefits of regional cities
This research investigates the lived experience of regional city residents (in five case studies) to understand how the benefits and disadvantages of regional city life are perceived and explore attitudes towards population growth.
Social housing tenants’ lived experiences in Australia: an infrastructure of care?
This paper uses data collected from qualitative in-depth interviews with social housing providers and tenants in four Australian states, to highlight their experiences about the extent and ways in which an ethic of care is involved in life in social housing.
Threats to valuing diverse voices in public debates about disability. A case study from social media
This study aimed to highlight the threats that use of social media poses to valuing diverse voices and different kinds of expertise about disability in public debates by exploring how disability advocates responded on social media to the evidence presented by researchers to the Royal...
Report on public hearing 13: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (a case study)
Public hearing 13 examined the experiences of a group of people with disability living in disability residential accommodation in western Sydney provided by a non-government disability services provider, Sunnyfield Disability Services.
National plan victim-survivor advocates consultation: final report
Violence against women is a national crisis in Australia. The federal government is presently developing the next national plan to end violence against women and children. This report report reveals that systems improvements are needed to appropriately respond to the issue, with many victim-survivors experiencing...
Giving voice to the silenced victims: a qualitative study of intimate partner femicide
The aim of the study is to add to the current evidence base around intimate partner femicide (IPF) victimisation by focusing attention on the nature of the relationship and the woman’s attempts at help-seeking, as told by their loved ones.
Young women’s report 2022
This report's findings emphasise the prevalence of violence and abuse in young people’s lives, along with the inadequacy of institutional responses to violence against young women and non-binary people.
Mapping disability research in Australia 2018-2020
This mapping report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia in the period since the Audit of Disability Research Update Report was published in 2017.
The lived experience of women in prison: thematic report
Women in prison in New Zealand share common experiences with imprisoned women around the world. This report explores the lived experience of women in New Zealand prisons.