The Centre for Children and Young People has attracted over $8million in external funding, partnered with over 80 organisations, and undertaken approximately 90 projects ranging from small community-based or regional research initiatives to major national and international studies, including 7 ARC-funded projects

We welcome opportunities to talk with organisations about how we may be able to support their work with children and young people through relevant research. If you would like to talk to us, please contact Professor Anne Graham.

Partnership case study: Catholic Schools Office

Over the past 12 years the CCYP has built a very productive research partnership with the Catholic Schools Office, Lismore, the outcomes of which are now significantly influencing system-wide policy and practice in a number of key areas linked to student wellbeing. To date, the partnership has involved 3 ARC Linkage projects (on teacher learning and technology, student wellbeing and student participation), as well as 9 other projects related to pastoral care, parent partnership, meditation programs in schools, student voice, action research for improved pedagogy, and teacher formation. The research has resulted in changes to wellbeing policy; the development of several frameworks to guide implementation of research and improve practice in schools in key areas; the development of Good Practice Guides, summaries and professional learning initiatives that make the research accessible to those who can best use it in schools; the establishment of a system-wide student consultative group; the development of measures to enhance school improvement initiatives; major input into strategic planning to incorporate research findings; and dozens of presentations to CSO Executive, Principals, teachers, students, parents and governance bodies. A particular feature of this partnership is its alignment to the system’s inquiry-based model of service delivery to schools – which requires that any research we undertake addresses priority areas identified by the partner organisation - enhancing the likelihood that findings will be acted upon and resources utilised.