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QFCC Student Researcher Sponsorship Trial

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Jennifer Cartmel, Lisa Keegan and Rosemary TeagueThe QFCC has collaborated with the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University (GU) to provide an emerging researcher the opportunity to experience working at the QFCC over the summer period.

The initiative was funded as part of GU’s Summer Scholars Program. The program provides opportunities for students to gain experience with research and publication and to develop their ideas about working in research.

This sponsorship was a trial designed to inform the QFCC’s emerging researcher initiative. The initiative provides financial support and research mentoring to students interested in conducting research relevant to the QFCC’s research priorities.

Students were selected based on their academic ability, relevant prior experiences and interest in the project offered.Griffith PhD student, Ms Lisa Keegan, completed a 100 hour placement at the QFCC between December 2016 and February 2017. Her placement was supervised by staff from the Applied Research team.

Lisa completed a paper on legislative and practice approaches to improve permanency for children and young people in out of home care in NSW (DOC, 668KB). She will present her work to academics from GU’s School of Human Services and her QFCC supervisors at a GU research seminar in late February 2017.

The next emerging researcher initiative is planned for later in 2017.