Measuring outcomes in programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and communities

Measuring outcomes in programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and communities

Sharon Barnes and Kylie Brosnan

This webinar discussed ways to measure the outcomes of programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and communities.

Finding evidence in grains of sand: Measuring outcomes in programs for Indigenous families and communities

This webinar was held on 15 March 2017.

A full recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.

The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available under Event Resources on this page.

Drawing on past evaluations, practice wisdom and lessons learnt in the field, this webinar encouraged professionals who are thinking about evaluating the outcomes of a program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families or communities to consider evidence in a different light.

We have also published a practioner resource on this topic: Evaluating the outcomes of programs for Indigenous families and communities.

Feature image courtesy of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

About the presenters

Sharon Barnes

Sharon is the Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Unit at Ipsos Australia, and is responsible for a number of complex evaluation projects. Sharon previously worked for the Department of Social Services on Footprints In Time - the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ roundtable to provide advice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics. She has a strong reputation for developing survey methodology, ethical conduct of research and associated cultural protocols.

Kylie Brosnan

Kylie is the Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos Queensland. She has over 25 years’ experience in social research and evaluation with specialist fieldwork suppliers and full service research consultancies. She has designed and managed complex data collection methodologies using innovative, technological solutions. In particular, she has used digital technologies to overcome language and literacy barriers with humanitarian migrants, prisoners and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enable them to have a voice and have their views considered in government policy and decision-making.