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

Books
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Purcal C, 1994, Kommunalparteien (Civic Parties. A Study of the Structure and Functions of Political Associations in the Canadian City of Vancouver), Original, University of Oldenburg Press, Oldenburg, Germany
1994
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
Purcal C; Cass B; Hamilton M; Thomson CM; Brennan DJ, 2009, 'From support to prevention: policies and services for young carers', in From support to prevention: policies and services for young carers, 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
Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2008, 'Measuring effective housing support policy for people with disability', in Measuring effective housing support policy for people with disability, National Disability Services Accommodation and Social Participation Conference, Sydney, presented at National Disability Services Accommodation and Social Participation Conference, Sydney
2008
Purcal C, 2007, 'Balancing qualified staff requirements with shortage of recruits in children’s services – the NSW experience', in Balancing qualified staff requirements with shortage of recruits in children’s services – the NSW experience, Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference, presented at Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference, 01 January 2007
2007
Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2005, 'Affordability funding models for early childhood services', in SPRC (ed.), Australian Social Policy Conference 2005, Australian Social Policy Conference 2005, University of New South Wales, presented at Australian Social Policy Conference 2005, University of New South Wales
2005
Conference Presentations
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Meltzer A; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2017, 'Research findings about the ECI sector’s transition to the NDIS: Insights from two projects', presented at Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 27th State Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2017
Fisher KR; Jones A; Purcal C; Kayess R; Robinson S, 2015, 'Critical Social Futures: Querying Systems of Disability Support', presented at Critical Social Futures: Querying Systems of Disability Support, Sydney, 19 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
2015
Fisher KR; Purcal C; Jones A; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2015, 'Disability accommodation support within constrained housing options: A policy framework', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 28 September 2015 - 30 September 2015
2015
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
Laragy C; Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2012, 'Self-directed approaches: What the research says about strategies for disability service providers and professionals', presented at National Disability Services Victoria (NDSV) and Disability Professionals Victoria (DPV) Annual Conference 2012: From Strength to Strength, Melbourne
2012
Purcal C; Cass B; Brennan DJ, 2012, 'Grandparents raising grandchildren: impacts of lifecourse stage on the experiences and costs of care', Vol. 49, pp. 467 - 488, presented at UK Social Policy Association (SPA) Annual Conference, York, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2014.tb00324.x
2012
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Laragy C, 2011, 'Effectiveness of individual funding for disability support', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 06 July 2011 - 08 July 2011
2011
Laragy C; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2011, 'Individual funding: A good start but not enough', presented at Disability Studies Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand
2011
Cass B; Brennan DJ; Thomson CM; Adamson E; Hill T; Purcal C; Hamilton M, 2011, 'The life-course stage dimensions of care-giving by young people: experiences, perspectives and implications for policy', presented at Workshop Research and Policy on Care in Liberal and Social Democracies: Australia, the UK and Finland, Sydney
2011
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
2011
Purcal C, 2011, '”Run faster, Nana” – Grandparents raising grandchildren survey findings', presented at National Kinship Care Forum: Relationships across the generations, Sydney
2011
Cass B; Brennan DJ; Thomson CM; Adamson E; Hamilton M; Purcal C, 2011, 'Experiences of young carers and young adult carers: Life-course stage dimensions of caregiving and the implications for policy and practice', presented at Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Lincoln, UK
2011
Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2011, 'Supported living framework and case studies', presented at My Neighbourhood, My Home: Independent supported living in local neighbourhoods, workshop organised by Leichhardt Council, Sydney
2011
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Brennan DJ; Purcal C, 2010, 'Progressive policies? Australian early childhood policy and low income families', presented at Mapping Families – Practices and Concepts of Children, Parents and Professionals, Bielefeld, Germany
2010
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
2010
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Purcal C; Brennan D, 2009, 'Integrated services: voices and silences from Australian history', presented at NIFeTY, Melbourne
2009
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
Katz I; Purcal C, 2009, 'Effectiveness of individualised funding approaches for disability support', presented at Social Policy Research Workshop, Canberra, 30 November 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
Cass B; Brennan D; Thomson CM; Hill T; Michail S; Purcal C; Smyth C, 2008, 'Young Carers: Identifying supportive policies and programs - some ideas from the field', presented at Young Carers Workshop, Sydney, 02 December 2008
2008
Purcal C; Spooner CJ; Thomson CM, 2007, 'Implementation of the Facilitating Partner model in the Communities for Children program: early learnings', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference 2007, University of New South Wales, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Journal articles
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Boaden N; Purcal C; Fisher K; Meltzer A, 2020, 'Transition Experience of Families with Young Children in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', Australian Social Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2020.1832549
2020
Fisher KR; Purcal C; Jones A; Lutz D; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2019, 'What place is there for shared housing with individualized disability support?', Disability and Rehabilitation, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1615562
2019
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
Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2016, 'Policies to change attitudes to people with disabilities', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 19, pp. 161 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15017419.2016.1222303
2016
Laragy C; Fisher KR; Purcal C; Jenkinson S, 2015, 'Australia’s individualised disability funding packages: when do they provide greater choice and opportunity?', Asian Social Work and Policy Review, vol. 9, pp. 282 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aswp.12068
2015
Purcal C; Brennan D; Cass B; Jenkins B, 2014, 'Grandparents raising grandchildren: impacts of lifecourse stage on the experiences and costs of care', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 49, pp. 467 - 488, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=785948543811080;res=IELHSS
2014
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Laragy C, 2014, 'Analysing choice in Australian individual funding disability policies', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 73, pp. 88 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12063
2014
Purcal C; Muir K; Patulny RV; Thomson CM; Flaxman S, 2011, 'Does partnership funding improve coordination and collaboration among early childhood services? Experiences from the Communities for Children Program', Child and family social work, vol. 16, pp. 474 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00766.x/pdf
2011
Purcal C; Hamilton M; Thomson CM; Cass B, 2011, 'From assistance to prevention: categorizing young carer support services in Australia, and international implications', Social Policy and Administration, vol. Early view, pp. 788 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2011.00816.x
2011
Purcal C; Thomson CM; Spooner CJ, 2010, 'The Facilitating Partner Model in the Communities for Children Program: Feasibility and early lessons', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Limited, vol. 16, pp. 51 - 67, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=201008109;res=APAFT
2010
Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2010, 'Effective personalised housing support for people with disabilities – case study analysis', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 45, pp. 527 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2010.tb00196.x
2010
Fisher KR; Purcal C, 2010, 'Effectiveness of individual funding for disability support', SPRC newsletter, pp. 1 - 7, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/NL105.pdf
2010
Purcal C; Muir K, 2009, 'Positive results for families and services', SPRC newsletter, vol. 103, pp. 1 - 5
2009
Fisher KR; Parker S; Purcal C, 2009, 'Measuring the effectiveness of new approaches to housing support policy for persons with disabilities', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 68, pp. 319 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2009.00642.x
2009
Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2007, 'Balancing qualified staff requirements with shortage of recruits in child care – The NSW experience', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 42, pp. 387 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2007.tb00065.x
2007
Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2006, 'Affordability funding models for early childhood services', Australian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 31, pp. 49 - 58
2006
Reports
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Blaxland M; Fisher K; Purcal C; Robinson S; Frances QF; Pearson Gotting M; Kayess R, 2020, National Disability Insurance Scheme: People who self manage their NDIS plan, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f56b3c1d3c0d, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Plan%20management%20types%20analysis%20-%2031%20August%202020docx.pdf
2020
Wehbe A; Fisher K; Purcal C, 2019, NDIS Peer Support Practice Review: Stage 4 Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d4e3b633755f
2019
Poredos S; Davy L; Purcal C; Santos D, 2019, How to provide good peer support - Peer Support Practice Review Easy Read Report
2019
Purcal C; O'Shea P; Blunden H; Zmudzki F; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2019, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 13/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d1aa73b5c6e7
2019
Poredos S; Davy L; Purcal C; Santos D, 2019, Implementation of the NDIS in the Early Childhood Sector - Easy Read Report
2019
Davy L; Fisher K; Wehbe A; Purcal C; Robinson S; Kayess R; Santos D, 2019, Review of implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020: Final report, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c7494b61edc4
2019
Purcal C; Zmudzki F; Hill T; Giuntoli G; Fisher K; O’Shea P; Wehbe A, 2019, Evaluation Plan Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_55912
2019
Wehbe A; Davy L; Fisher K; Robinson S; Kayess R; Purcal C, 2019, NDIS Peer Support Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d4e3b189539e
2019
Zmudzki F; Purcal C; Fisher K, 2019, Evaluation of Outcomes for People Nominated to the Integrated Services Program (ISP) Supplementary Report – Health care service usage and cost analysis, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5cf71ba667713
2019
Purcal C; Hill T; Meltzer A; Boden N; Fisher K, 2018, Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW: Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5b2ae9c2563c5, https://ros.unsw.edu.au/viewobject.html?cid=1&id=1357641
2018
Giuntoli G; Hill T; Zmudzki F; Fisher K; Purcal C; O'Shea P, 2018, Evaluation Plan Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b5fab7abe94a, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51691/bin711a87b5-4752-4736-97f9-76ab64b4ff9e?view=true
2018
Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Wehbe A; Fang Q; Kayess R; Fisher K; Johnson K, 2018, Outcome evaluation of icare lifetime care Community Participation Grants, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b83387b77e50, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51990/bin27b833d1-ab9b-439f-b9a8-969d0370106f?view=true
2018
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
Purcal C; Meltzer A; Hill T; Fisher KR, 2017, Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW: Report 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 15/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59e3ef21ca38e
2017
Purcal C; Hill T; Johnson K; Kayess R, 2017, Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 14/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59c490b3e83a2
2017
Jones AR; Purcal C; valentine K; Aadam B, 2017, Partners in Recovery Evaluation: Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 20/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/PIR_Evaluation_final_report.pdf
2017
Gendera S; Purcal C; Fisher K; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2017, Skilled to Thrive: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm, Project research plan, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Skilled_to_Thrive_research_project_plan.pdf
2017
Purcal C; Zmudzki F; Fisher KR, 2016, Direct Funding Trial: Final evaluation report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 10/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Direct_Funding_Trial.pdf
2016
Meltzer A; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2016, Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial Sites, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/ECI_Review_Final_Report.pdf
2016
Purcal C; Zmudzki F; Fisher KR, 2016, Evaluation of Outcomes for People Nominated to the Integrated Services Program (ISP), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 18/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_of_Outcomes_for_People_Nominated_to_the_Integrated_Services_Program.pdf
2016
Jones AR; Purcal C; Meltzer A; Lutz D; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Hill T; Kayess R, 2015, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (SAEF): Individual Packages, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 10/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SAEF_Individual_Packages__Final.pdf
2015
Meltzer A; Parker Z; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2015, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, 17/15, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Social_Action_Partners__Final_Report.pdf
2015
Purcal C; Evans K; Meltzer A; Johnson K; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Bevan N; Kayess R, 2015, Peer Support with Children and Young People with Intellectual Disability: Literature Review, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Online_Resource_Peer_Support_with_Children_and_Young_People_with_Intellectual_Disability_Literature_review_FINAL.pdf
2015
Fisher KR; Purcal C; Turut S; Cox M, 2015, Macarthur Youth Mental Health and Housing Project: Final Evaluation Report, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 5/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report__MYP_Evaluation_FINAL.pdf
2015
Purcal C; Smedley C; Jones A; Meltzer A; Lutz D; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Hill T; Kayess R, 2015, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (SAEF): Drop-in Support, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SAEF_Dropin_Support__Final.pdf
2015
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Bevan N; Meltzer A; Robinson S, 2014, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, Project plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 22/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Social_Action_Partners_project_plan__Peer_support_for_children_and_young_people_with_intellectual_disability_in_Victoria_2014.pdf
2014
Jenkins BL; Blaxland M; Adamson E; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2014, Insights into child care and early education: Dandenong and surrounds, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 5/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Dandenong.pdf
2014
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Zmudzki FG, 2014, Direct funding trial for attendant care support Evaluation plan, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, REPORT 6 /2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/1_Direct_funding_trial_for_attendant_care_support_evaluation_plan.pdf
2014
Fisher KR; Jones A; Lutz D; Purcal C; Meltzer A; Eastman C; Hill T; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2014, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Guide, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre Report, 32/2014, http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0016/311245/Supported-Accommodation-Evaluation-Framework-Guide-for-service-providers.pdf
2014
Zimmerman A; Fisher KR; Purcal C; Cox M, 2014, Neami Macarthur Youth Mental Health and Housing project Interim evaluation report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, 21/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Neami_Macarthur_Youth_Project_interim_evaluation_report_2013.pdf
2014
Fisher KR; Gendera S; Purcal C; Hill T, 2014, Evaluation of outcomes for people nominated to the Integrated Services Program Evaluation Plan, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 2/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/ISP_Evaluation_Plan.pdf
2014
Purcal C; Bevan N; Cooper S; Fisher KR; Meltzer A; Wong M; Meyer P, 2014, Self-directed disability support: building people's capacity through peer support and action research, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 7/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Selfdirected_disability_support__building_peoples_capacity.pdf
2014
Meltzer A; Fisher KR; Purcal C; Bevan N; Cooper S, 2014, What can we do in our research group? Different ways to do research, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Online Resources, 1/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_Different_ways_to_do_research_booklet.pdf
2014
Purcal C; Fisher KR; Jones A; Lutz D; Meltzer A; Hill T; Robinson S; Kayess R; Smedley C, 2014, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework Summary Report, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, Social Policy Research Centre Reports, 31/2014, http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0017/311246/Supported-Accommodation-Evaluation-Framework-Summary-Report.pdf
2014
Purcal C; Newton BJ; Fisher KR; Mears T; Smith M; Gibson S; Nagle W; Slabon K, 2014, School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 3/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_School_readiness_program_for_Aboriginal_children__Final_evaluation.pdf
2014
Brennan D; Cass B; Flaxman S; Hill T; Jenkins B; McHugh M; Purcal C; valentine K, 2013, Grandparents raising grandchildren: towards recognition, respect and reward, 14/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Grandparents_Raising_Garndchildren__Towards_Recognition_Respect_and_Reward.pdf
2013
Fisher KR; Cooper ; Purcal ; Bevan N; Meltzer , 2013, Self directed disability support (SDDS): building community capacity through action research (research plan), 3/2013
2013
Jenkins BL; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Fitzroy, 23/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Fitzroy.pdf
2013
Jenkins BL; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Orange, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, SPRC Report Series, 25/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Orange.pdf
2013
Purcal C; Adamson E; Brennan D; Blaxland M; Jenkins BL; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Caboolture, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 21/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Caboolture.pdf
2013
Purcal C; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Jenkins BL; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Marrickville, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, 24/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Marrickville.pdf
2013
Adamson E; Brennan D; Blaxland M; Jenkins BL; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into early child care and education: Elizabeth Grove, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__ElizabethGrove.pdf
2013
Purcal ; Newton ; Fisher KR; Eastman ; Mears T; Smith M; Gibson S, 2013, School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers (interim evaluation report), 4/2013
2013
Fisher KR; Purcal ; Cox M; Thompson L; Zimmermann A, 2012, Neami Macarthur Youth Mental Health and Housing project (evaluation plan), 13/2012
2012
Thompson D; Fisher KR; Purcal C; Deeming C; Sawrikar P, 2011, Community attitudes to people with disability: scoping project, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, Occasional Paper, 39, http://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/publications-articles/research-publications/occasional-paper-series/number-39-community-attitudes-to-people-with-disability-scoping-project
2011
Cass B; Brennan DJ; Thomson CM; Hill T; Purcal C; Hamilton M; Adamson E, 2011, Young carers: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney
2011
Fisher KR; Gleeson R; Edwards RE; Purcal C; Sitek T; Dinning B; Laragy C; D'aegher L; Thompson DA, 2010, Effectiveness of individual funding approaches for disability support, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Canberra, Occasional Paper, Number 29, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/OccPaper_29.pdf, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/32_OccPaper_29.pdf
2010
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
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, National Evaluation (2004-2008) of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, FaHCSIA Occasional Papers, Occassional Paper 24, http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/about/publicationsarticles/research/occasional/Documents/op24/op24.pdf
2009
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 F: SFCS evaluation instruments [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_F_EvaluationInstruments.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
Purcal C; Thomson CM; Flaxman S; Abello D; Spooner CJ; Muir K; Chan SE, 2008, National evaluation (2004-2008) of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004–2009, Appendix G: CFC Fieldwork Report, Prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA internal report), Sydney, SPRC Report
2008
Abello D; Chan SE; Cortis N; Flaxman S; Longden TA; Purcal C; Spooner CJ; Thomson CM; Katz I, 2008, Stronger Families and Communities Strategy National Evaluation Baseline Report on Communities for Children Process Evaluation, SPRC, UNSW, Sydney, Stronger Families and Communities Strategy National Evaluation: Baseline Report on Communities for Children Process Evaluation, Report 1/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report1_08_SFSC_Baseline_Report.pdf
2008
Fisher KR; Parker S; Purcal C; Thaler O; Abelson P; Pickering E; Robinson S; Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation, Social Policy Rearch Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 18/08, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report18_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving.pdf
2008
Fisher KR; Parker S; Purcal C; Thaler O; Abelson P; Pickering E; Robinson S; Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation: Short Report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 17/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report17_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving_ShortVersion.pdf
2008
Fisher KR; Purcal C; Flaxman S, 2007, Young People with Disability Living in Residential Aged Care Research Agenda, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Report prepared for the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
2007
Thomson CM; Katz I; Cortis N; Purcal C, 2005, Stronger Families and Communities Strategy: National Evaluation Framework, Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Families and Community Services
2005
Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2004, Preschool Affordability Models Literature Review, Report prepared for the NSW Department of Community Services, Social Policy Research Centre
2004
Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2004, Early Childhood Teachers Interim Policy Review, Report prepared for the NSW Department of Community Services, December 2003, SPRC Report Series, SPRC Report 5/04
2004
Working Papers
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Brennan DJ; Press F; Blaxland M; Purcal C; Ner S, 2008, Building an International Research Collaboration in Early Childhood Education and Care: Background Materials for a Workshop Funded by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), SPRC, UNSW, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org
2008