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“I do it the opposite way. I look at the work people are doing out in the real-world such as Dr Andrew Davies, Homeless Healthcare; Dr Amanda Stafford, Royal Perth Hospital; Jonathan Shapiera, Founder of South West Australian Homeless People; and ask how research could help to evaluate the effectiveness of current programs or identify where the gaps lie.

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Associate Professor Lisa Wood Wood

“A lot of our research is with not-for-profit service providers reliant on precarious funding, where we undertake independent robust evaluation to assess the impact of such services. The Safe as Houses program coordinated through Tenancy WA is a recent example of this – it is doing amazing work to prevent homelessness among women and children impacted by domestic violence, but its funding is about to run out.