We are a group of researchers interested in how young people get the services they need. There are six of us working together on this project. Here is a bit more information about each of us.
Jen Skattebol is the lead Chief Investigator on the Tell Us Your Story project. She conducts research with children, young people and their families about their wellbeing and experiences of disadvantage. She has expertise in designing research which enables young people and their families to be heard by policy makers and service providers.
Myra Hamilton is a Chief Investigator on the Tell Us Your Story project. Her research focuses on how people manage work, care and family relationships, and how they find and use the resources they need, at different stages of their lives.
kylie valentine is a Chief Investigator on the Tell Us Your Story project. Her research interests include the impact of human services policies and programs, and she conducts evaluation research on integrated service delivery and programs for children and families.
Megan Blaxland is part of the Tell Us Your Story project team. Her research focuses on policies and services that are designed to assist families. She is particularly interested in how families and children find support when they need it.
Cathy Thomson is part of the research team on the Tell Us Your Story project. She specialises in research on the characteristics of service systems that prevent or assist people to access the resources they need. Her research is based on methods designed to give research participants a voice so that they can influence recommendations for changes to policies and service provision.
This study is being carried out by researchers at the University of New South Wales and is supported by the ARC Linkage scheme [LP150100716] in partnership with Uniting, Mission Australia and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.