Impact

The Life Course Centre has a strong outcomes focus that extends beyond academic outputs to active engagement with a range of stakeholders. We are committed to close collaboration, clear communication and accessible research translation with partners, practitioners and policymakers to make a difference to people living in disadvantage. This activity has achieved a high level of demonstrated impact, from informing policy debate and development to engaging communities to trial and evaluate evidence-based social interventions. Find out more in our Impact Case Studies below.

Social Isolation & Loneliness

In May 2021, the Queensland Government’s Community Support and Services Committee launched an inquiry into social isolation and loneliness in Queensland. The Life Course Centre, in conjunction with the Institute…

Women, Violence & Poverty

One in five women experienced financial hardship in 2017 if they had been the victim of severe partner abuse in the past year. This was more than triple the rate…

Ability School Engagement Program (ASEP)

Project background The Ability School Engagement Program (ASEP) is an innovative program that brings together communities, schools and police to tackle the problem of school truancy. ASEP was conceived as…

Every Family: Australian Triple P System Population Trial

Project background The Every Family: Australian Triple P System Population Trial is a flagship project of the Life Course Centre which examines the effects of positive parenting support on community…

Productivity Commission Inequality Report 2018

How did we have impact? Life Course Centre research was prominently featured in the Productivity Commission’s 2018 report on the state of inequality in Australia. The report cites work from…

Welfare Inquiry 2018-2019

How did we have impact? The Life Course Centre was heavily involved across all stages of the Australian Government Inquiry into Intergenerational Welfare Dependence in 2018-2019. We made a fully-coordinated,…