Investment of time and resources into the development and support of research projects is fundamental to our delivery of services and our vision for Queensland's communities, children, families and young people.
What support is provided?
We are dedicated to supporting research projects that directly address several broad priorities. These projects may be undertaken within a range of disciplines including social and behavioural sciences, health sciences, education, law, criminology and organisational development.
Support may be provided to research projects through in-kind assistance, including access to data, clients and staff. In some instances financial assistance may be available to support highly relevant research projects.
Proposals for research
We are committed to encouraging practitioners, policy-makers and academics to utilise our research; and to investigate further study relevant to work and policy development which promotes child safety, the well being of youth and families, and enhances community participation.
In applying departmental values to research proposals, we ensure research methodologies and practices uphold the principles of 'in the best interests of children, young people and community members' and 'doing no harm'.
We recognise, and require any researchers we support to also recognise and respect the vulnerability of children, young people and other community members who access our services or who have entered the child protection system, and the duty of care held by our department towards these people.
We have developed the research priorities with the purpose of supporting and enhancing connections between research, policy and practice. The priorities take into account a range of national, state and departmental frameworks, agendas and emerging issues. Research priorities are revised from time to time as appropriate to align with these.
The research priorities support our key goals of leading and creating best practice through innovation, research and evaluation.
For further information about research opportunities, please contact research officers at Major Projects and Review.