Restacking The Odds: Understanding The Barriers And Solutions To Antenatal Care Participation

Research Opportunity
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Sharon Goldfeld +61393456408
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Carly Molloy +61399366411

Project Details

Restacking the Odds project is a project being undertaken by a partnership between the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Social Ventures Australia and Bain & Company. It aims to reduce intergenerational disadvantage by creating a set of metrics and tools that can help drive a reconfiguration of the existing service system through an equity and evidence lens; driving changes that result in the best quality services reaching the most disadvantaged areas of Australia.

Too many children are born into circumstances that do not provide them with a reasonable opportunity to make a good start in life. For some, this experience is part of a persistent cycle of inter-generational disadvantage which their parents also experienced.

Currently there is a lack of data and evidence available to guide efforts to reduce the disadvantage experienced by many Australian children. Large amounts of money, and significant social sector effort, are applied without the benefit of evidence (or impact) that would be considered fundamental in other arenas.

Restacking the Odds aims to help accelerate improvement in the disadvantaged circumstances faced by too many of Australia's children. The project includes foundational work to create an actionable, evidence-based framework to provide practical guidance to policy-makers, service delivery organisations and communities in the effective design and delivery of their work to address the needs of disadvantaged children and their families. This framework can then be applied more broadly.

A supporting piece of work relates to the core Restacking the Odds project and we a seeking a PhD or Masters student to do a deep-dive.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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