Christiane Purcal

Research Associate
Dr Christiane Purcal is a Research Associate at the SPRC. She is a researcher and project manager on evaluations that focus on disability and mental health policies, child and family services and informal carer policies. She uses an inclusive research approach and participatory action research methods. Recent projects include: Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (Ageing Disability and Home Care, NSW Government), Evaluation capacity development for the Aboriginal child and family disability therapy research project (Northcott), Individual funding: building community capacity through action research (National Disability Research and Development Grant), Direct funding trial evaluation (Lifetime Care and Support Authority of NSW); and Families at the Centre, ARC Linkage Grant. Christiane’s first career was in journalism, and she has worked as a journalist and academic researcher in Germany, Canada and Australia.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualised disability support - implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Fenger M; Hudson J; Needham C (ed.), Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 173 - 190
2016
Conference Papers
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Muir K; Katz I; Purcal C; Patulny RV; Flaxman S; Abello D; Cortis N; Thomson CM; Oprea I; Wise S; Edwards B; Gray M; Hayes A, 2009, 'Can area-based interventions work in Australia? Findings from the longitudinal evaluation of Communities for Children', in Can area-based interventions work in Australia? Findings from the longitudinal evaluation of Communities for Children, Australian Social Policy Conference: An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, Sydney, presented at Australian Social Policy Conference: An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, Sydney, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009
2009
Conference Presentations
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Fisher KR; Purcal C; Bevan N; Robinson S, 2014, 'Peer support groups and action research – capacity for self directed support', presented at UK Social Policy Conference, Sheffield, 14 July 2014 - 16 July 2014
2014
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Mears T, 2014, 'Building evaluation capacity and cultural competence within a service organisation', presented at aes 14 International Evaluation Conference, Darwin, 08 September 2014 - 12 September 2014
2014
Purcal C, 2011, 'Supported decision-making for self-directed packages', presented at In Control Australia, The Big Event 2011: Self-directed Support: Making it Happen, Sydney, 01 March 2011
2011
Purcal C, 2011, '”Run faster, Nana” – Grandparents raising grandchildren survey findings', presented at National Kinship Care Forum: Relationships across the generations, Sydney, 01 November 2011
2011
Thomson CM; Hamilton M; Adamson E; Purcal C, 2010, 'Audit of policies and supports for young carers', presented at Young carers: building opportunities. South Australian Government Policy Forum, Adelaide, 01 June 2010
2010
Purcal C; Muir K; Patulny RV; Thomson CM; Flaxman S; Spooner CJ, 2009, 'The impact of an area-based early intervention program on partnerships among service providers', presented at Society for Prevention Research 17th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 27 May 2009
2009
Purcal C; Muir K; Patulny RV; Thomson CM; Flaxman S; Spooner CJ, 2009, 'The impact of the Communities for Children program on partnerships among service providers', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference: An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, Sydney, 08 July 2009 - 10 July 2009
2009
Journal articles
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Purcal C; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Meltzer A; Bevan N, 2018, 'Co-production in peer support group research with disabled people', Area, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12441
2018
Purcal C; Muir K; Patulny R; Thomson C; Flaxman S, 2011, 'Does partnership funding improve coordination and collaboration among early childhood services? - Experiences from the Communities for Children programme', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 16, pp. 474 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00766.x
2011
Purcal C; Muir K, 2009, 'Positive results for families and services', SPRC newsletter, vol. 103, pp. 1 - 5
2009
Reports
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Poredos S; Davy L; Purcal C; Santos D, 2019, How to provide good peer support - Peer Support Practice Review Easy Read Report
2019
Poredos S; Davy L; Purcal C; Santos D, 2019, Implementation of the NDIS in the Early Childhood Sector - Easy Read Report
2019
Perkins A; Meltzer A; Purcal C, 2017, Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Easy read report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59c491994deb9
2017
Patulny RV; Flaxman S; Purcal C; Muir K; Oprea I; Longden TA, 2009, Appendix C: CfC Service Coordination Study [SFCS Evaluation], Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, FaHCSIA Occasional Papers, Occassional Paper 24, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/SFCS_Evaluation_Appendix_C_CfC_ServiceCoordination.pdf
2009
Muir K; Katz I; Purcal C; Patulny R; Flaxman S; Abello D; Cortis N; Thomson CM; Oprea I; Wise S; Edwards B; Gray M; Hayes A, 2009, Appendix A: Local Answers Progress Reports Summary [SFCS Evaluation], Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, FaHCSIA Occasional Papers, Occasional Paper 24, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/medi/File/SFCS_Evaluation_Appendix_A_LocalAnswers.pdf
2009
Cortis N; Purcal C; Patulny R; Thompson D; Oprea I, 2009, Appendix B: Invest to Grow evaluation and progress reports summary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, FaHCSIA Occasional Papers, Occassional Paper 24, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/SFCS_Evaluation_Appendix_B_ItG.pdf
2009