Consulting and Communication

Evaluation and Program Review

Family & Community Services:

  • State-wide strategic review into Alternative Models of Temporary Accommodation: evaluating various innovative and supported emergency responses to homelessness, to devise a refreshed state-wide approach and program structure 2016
  • State-wide strategic review into Assistance provided to People Leaving Custody: reviewing the various levels and models of housing and other assistance provided to men, women and young people on release from custody, to make recommendations to support this key Ministerial priority 2016
  • Two year process, outcomes and economic evaluation of the $5 million Triple P Positive Parenting Program for all NSW families, project managing a team of five academics and consultants with Nexus Management Consulting - 2009-2011 (Click here for press coverage - and here for the academic journal article)
  • Strategic audit and review of the Joint Investigative Review Teams - access for Aboriginal children and young people experiencing sexual assault - 2015
  • Review of service models for out of home care for complex young people - 2012
  • Initiatives to improve collaboration in the Mt Druitt family violence service system: strategic review, partnership agreement, case coordination, strategic planning with Nexus Management Consulting - 2007 - 2010
  • Development of service models for the seven integrated case management family violence services across NSW with Nexus Management Consulting - 2008
  • Evaluation of the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Team with Nexus Management Consulting - 2005
  • Evaluation of the Cabramatta Street Team - 2005


Health:

  • Major evaluation of the NSW School-Link initiative, a key partnership between NSW Health & NSW Department of Education. This evaluation took place over 5 months until mid 2018 and is now being used to redesign the cross-agency partnership with a new Strategic Framework and workforce focus.
  • State-wide evaluation framework for NSW Cancer Plan 2011-2015 - a major evaluation project for a NSW Health pillar to measure the NSW's health system's effectiveness and innovation in improving cancer outcomes
  • Strategic audit and review of the Joint Investigative Review Teams - access for Aboriginal children and young people experiencing sexual assault - 2015
  • Evaluation framework for the NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy - 2013
  • Reporting framework for the implementation of Partners in Recovery in Inner West Sydney - 2014
  • Mid-term Strategic Review - and various projects working with Cancer Institute NSW to design and conduct its three year evaluation of the NSW Cancer Plan - 2012-2013
  • Research and surveys to inform process improvements at Cancer Institute NSW - 2012
  • Structural review of the Population Health Division with Nexus Management Consulting - 2009
  • Review of the Wellington Options project for the Centre for Drug and Alcohol - 2006

Housing NSW:

  • Final Evaluation of the Building Stronger Communities Initiative - project specifications - 2009
  • Mid Term Review and Achievements Report for the Building Stronger Communities Initiative - 2009
  • Review of the Housing Communities Assistance Program's evaluation framework - 2007
  • Project managing the major review of the Tenant Participation Program, 2006-07

Department of Premier & Cabinet:

  • Review of interagency remote areas assistance pilot incentive scheme for frontline human services staff, 2008
  • Review of correspondence handling processes with Nexus Management Consulting, 2007

NSW DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

- Process, outcome and impact evaluation of the NSW Fire Sprinkler Program in response to the Quakers Hill aged care facility fire, 2018

Non-government:

  • Evaluation of This Way Home, an innovative housing service for society's most vulnerable people 2017
  • Evaluation of National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect's Safe Online, Safe Offline initiative with SOCIAL, 2009
  • Process review of National Tree Day for Planet Ark, 2008