Shona Bates

Project Manager (Research)
Project Manager

Shona joined the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW Australia in 2012 as a researcher and project manager. During this time, Shona has managed a range of complex short and long-term research projects and evaluations for service providers, advocacy organisations, state and federal government agencies, as well as international funders.  

Shona has over 25 years’ experience in policy and program analysis, project management, stakeholder engagement, partnership management, quality assurance and risk management, reporting and communication. Prior to joining SPRC, Shona worked for a number of government organisations in both Australia (Natural Resources Commission, Department of Environment and Climate Change) and England (Environment Agency, England and Wales), as well as working for the financing arm of the European Institutions (European Investment Bank) in Luxembourg developing and implementing both environmental and social policy.

Publications

Journal articles
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Kayess RJ; Meltzer A; Bates S, 2019, 'What type of job should I do? The perspectives of people with intellectual disability about open, sheltered and social enterprise employment and implications for the development of the social enterprise market', Social Enterprise Journal
2019
Meltzer A; Kayess R; Bates S, 2018, 'Perspectives of people with intellectual disability about open, sheltered and social enterprise employment: Implications for expanding employment choice through social enterprises', Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 14, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-06-2017-0034
2018
Other
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Raven M; Katz I; Newton BJ; Bates S, 2017, OCHRE Evaluation Plan: Overview and Stage 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/OCHRE_eval_plan_FINAL_Version_12.pdf
2017
Reports
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Bates S; Broady T; Mao L, 2020, Rural landholder engagement under the NSW Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018: Social aspects and impact: One year on, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre and Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney
2020
Katz I; O'Shea P; Bates S; Gendera S, 2020, Project Synergy (Phase 2) Implementation Evaluation: Final Report Part B (Full Report)
2020
Katz I; O'Shea P; Bates S; Gendera S, 2020, Final Report Part A (Summary) Implementing the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the development and trialling of the InnoWell Platform, as part of Project Synergy (Phase 2, 2017–2020)
2020
Bates S; Broady T; Mao L, 2019, Rural landholder engagement under the NSW Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018: Social aspects study, Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5cec87edd2d3f
2019
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Gumbaynggir Language and Culture Nest (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b4288e97aeea
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest (summary report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b428ac0793c7
2018
Zmudzki F; Muir S; Blunden H; Bates S; Katz I; valentine K; Harvey J, 2018, Evaluation Report: DVA Coordinated Client Support Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Campbelltown Opportunity Hub (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b42892202c5d
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Campbelltown Opportunity Hub (summary report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b4289706e944
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Tamworth Opportunity Hub (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b4289a94413c
2018
Katz I; Bates S; Idle J; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Tamworth Opportunity Hub (summary report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b4289dc1a77f
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Gumbaynggir Language and Culture Nest (summary report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b4288b1e17f2
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Synthesis Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b42881d96051
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: North West Wiradjuri Language and Culture Nest (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b428a91aabf9
2018
Davy L; Laurens J; Kayess R; Bates S, 2018, Special Disability Trusts, SPRC, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bbff37996624, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:52051/bind2efa0c3-90bf-42bc-8ced-c0102a90cf63?view=true
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Local Decision Making (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b428a316d985
2018
Katz I; Idle J; Bates S; Jopson W; Barnes M, 2018, OCHRE Evaluation Stage 1: Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Local Decision Making (summary report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b428a5b3dc60
2018
Griffiths AM; Zmudzki F; Bates S, 2017, Evaluation of ACT Extended Throughcare Pilot Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 02/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/58d442ec04392, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_of_ACT_Extended_Throughcare_Pilot_Program.pdf
2017
Griffiths A; Nethery D; Robinson S; Bates S; Kidd E; Kayess R, 2017, My Choice Matters Evaluation - Stage 4 and Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 05/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/58f56b245333f, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation_stage_4_and_final_report.pdf
2017
Meltzer A; Bates S; Robinson S; Kayess R; Fisher KR; Katz I, 2016, What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs and the support they receive at work? A comparative study of three employment support models, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 16/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Comparative_study_of_three_employment_models.pdf
2016
Jones AR; Katz I; Giuntoli G; Bates S; Johnson K, 2016, Quality of life after retirement from Australian Disability Enterprises, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 17/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Quality_of_life_after_retirement_from_Australian_Disability_Enterprises.pdf
2016
Zmudzki FG; Griffiths A; Bates S; Katz I; Kayess R, 2016, Evaluation of Crisis Respite Services, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Crisis_Respite_Services_Evaluation__Final_Report.pdf
2016
Griffiths AM; Robinson S; Bates S; Kidd E; Kayess R, 2016, My Choice Matters Evaluation - Fieldwork Report Stage 3, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, 07/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation__Fieldwork_Report_Stage_3.pdf
2016
Matthews B; Walsh K; Dunne M; Katz I; Arney F; Higgins D; Octoman O; Parkinson S; Bates S, 2016, Scoping study for research into the prevalence of child abuse in Australia, UNSW Australia in partnership with Australian Institute of Family Studies, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Centre for Child Protection (University of South Australia), Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, SPRC Report 13/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/ScopingStudyForResearchIntoPrevalenceOfChildAbuseInAustralia.pdf
2016
Keeley M; Bullen JE; Bates S; Katz I; Choi A, 2015, Opportunities for Information Sharing: Case studies, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 04/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report__Opportunities_for_Information_Sharing.pdf
2015
Zmudzki F; valentine K; Katz I; Loebel AM; Bates S; Williams R, 2015, Evaluation of Intensive Home Based Support Services, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 03/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/1_SPRC_Report__Evaluation_of_Intensive_Home_Based_Support_Services_v2.pdf
2015
Griffiths AM; Nethery D; Robinson S; Bates S; Meltzer A; Kayess R, 2015, My Choice Matters Evaluation: Fieldwork report stage 2, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 16/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation__Fieldwork_Report_Stage_2.pdf
2015
Katz I; Bates S, 2014, Voluntary Income Management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 13/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Voluntary_Income_Management_in_the_APY_Lands_final_report_2014.pdf
2014
Griffiths A; Bates S; Smedley C; Fisher KR; Kayess R, 2014, My Choice Matters evaluation Interim report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 19/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_evaluation__Interim_Report.pdf
2014
Spears B; Keeley M; Bates S; Katz I, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part A: Literature review on the estimated prevalence of cyberbullying involving Australian minors, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 09/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_A.pdf
2014
Keeley M; Katz I; Bates S; Wong M, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part B: Cyberbullying incidents involving Australian minors, the nature of the incidents and how they are currently being dealt with, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 10/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_B.pdf
2014
Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Keeley M; Katz I; Collin P; Daly T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part C: An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_C.pdf
2014
Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Keeley M; Katz I; Collin P; Daly T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part C: An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix A, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_C_Appendix_A.pdf
2014
Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Keeley M; Katz I; Collin P; Daly T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part C: An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix B: Findings of research with adult stakeholders, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 13/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_C_Appendix_B.pdf
2014
Bates S; Smedley C; Wong M; Kayess R; Fisher KR, 2014, Arthritis and disability, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 26/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Arthritis_and_Disability_2014.pdf
2014
Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Keeley M; Katz I; Collin P; Daly T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part C: An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix C: Findings of research with youth, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 14/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_C_Appendix_C.pdf
2014
Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Keeley M; Katz I; Collin P; Daly T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia Part C: An evidence-based assessment of deterrents to youth cyberbullying - Appendix D: Supplementary data and analysis, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 15/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia_Part_C_Appendix_D.pdf
2014
Katz I; Keeley M; Spears B; Taddeo C; Swirski T; Bates S, 2014, Research on youth exposure to, and management of, cyberbullying incidents in Australia: Synthesis report, Social Policy Research Centre: UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 16/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Youth_exposure_to_and_management_of_cyberbullying_in_Australia__Synthesis_report.pdf
2014
Raven M; Bates S; Kayess R; Fisher KR; Hill T, 2014, Evaluation of Services Our Way, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 27/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Services_Our_Way_Evaluation_2014.pdf
2014
bates S; Kayess ; Fisher KR, 2013, Research into maximising life choices of people with a spinal cord injury (final report), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 1/13, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Maximising_life_choices_of_people_with_spinal_cord_injury_final_report_2013.pdf
2013
Meltzer A; Bates ; Fisher KR; Kayess ; Robinson ; Cooper , 2013, My Choice Matters evaluation plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 9/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation_Plan.pdf
2013
Bates ; Raven ; Fisher KR; Kayess ; Newton ; Lutz ; Smedley C, 2013, Services Our Way project plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 20/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Services_Our_Way_evaluation_plan_FINAL.pdf
2013
Jones A; Bates S; Fisher KR; Kayess R; Smedley C, 2013, Arthritis and disability: research plan, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 8/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Arthritis_research_plan_June_2013.pdf, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Arthritis_and_disability_research_plan_2013.pdf
2013
Working Papers
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Katz I; Newton BJ; Bates S; Raven M, 2016, Evaluation theories and approaches: relevance for Aboriginal contexts, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://dx.doi.orghttps://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_theories_and_approaches__relevance_for_Aboriginal_contexts.pdf
2016