Megan Bedford

Senior Research Officer

Megan Bedford is a Senior Research Officer in the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). She is primarily a qualitative and mixed method researcher. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, including the recent budget standards. Currently she is part of the team evaluating the child care package in Australia.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths M, 2007, Towards new indicators of disadvantage: deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2007
Conference Presentations
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Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, 'A child-centred approach to measuring child poverty: initial findings of a NSW Study', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
2017
Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for young Horn of Africans in Australia', presented at Challenging Boundaries: Social Policy Association conference, Edinburgh, 23 June 2008 - 25 June 2008
2008
Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, 'Mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', presented at Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference and the 2008 Management and Leadership Institute, Sydney, Australia, 18 August 2008 - 20 August 2008
2008
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Bedford M, 2007, 'Left Out and Missing Out – Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Journal articles
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Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Child Deprivation in Australia: A Child-focused Approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.61
2019
Saunders P; Bedford M, 2018, 'New estimates of the costs of children', Family Matters, pp. 19 - 27, https://aifs.gov.au/publications/issue/new-estimates-costs-children
2018
Saunders P; Bedford M, 2018, 'New minimum healthy living budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 29, pp. 273 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304618781149
2018
Griffiths MJ; Muir K; Sawrikar P, 2009, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', Youth Studies Australia, vol. 28, pp. 32 - 40, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=838961884429083;res=IELHSS
2009
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00097.x
2008
Hill T; Thomson CM; Bittman MP; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'What kinds of jobs help carers combine care and employment?', Family Matters, vol. 80, pp. 27 - 32
2008
Reports
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Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd63d0901395
2018
Saunders P; Bedford M; Brown J; Naidoo Y; Adamson E, 2018, Material Deprivation and Social Exclusion Among Young Australians: A child-focused approach, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd2aacfb0112
2018
Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians: summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e24f82386
2017
Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e0ca804a4
2017
Skattebol ; Saunders PG; Redmond ; Bedford ; Cass , 2012, Making a difference: building on young people’s experiences of economic adversity (final report), 6/2012
2012
Hilferty F; Mullan K; Eastman C; Griffiths MJ; Chan SE; Heese K; Katz I, 2010, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation - Interim Report 4, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 3/10, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
2010
Eardley AC; Griffiths MJ, 2009, Non-resident Parents and Service Use, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 12/09, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report12_09_Non_Resident_Parents.pdf
2009
Muir K; Mullan K; Powell A; Flaxman S; Thompson DA; Griffiths MJ, 2009, State of Australia's young people: a report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59a633a17e851, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
2009
Tannous KW; Hilferty F; Griffiths MJ; Mchugh MH, 2009, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program: Interim evaluation, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 11/2009, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
2009
Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/40_Report_NYARS_CALD_Nov08.pdf?forceDownload
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; 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