Evaluation of 50 Lives 50 Homes
Research team leaders
The research team leaders for this project are Associate Professor Lisa Wood and Ms Shannen Vallesi.
Our research focuses on the way in which our social and built environments impact on health, with a particular focus on mental health, homelessness, social determinants of wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.
All our projects have common underlying themes relating to prevention of ill-health and health disparities, reducing barriers to health (be they social, environmental or behavioural), and bridging divides between research, policy and practice.
We are passionate about undertaking research relevant to the real world which can make a tangible difference to reducing health inequalities.
Contact Associate Professor Lisa Wood to enquire about completing a PhD related to the 50 Lives 50 Homes evaluation.
For prospective PhD students, these readings may be of interest:
- Vallesi S, Wood NJR, Wood L, Cumming C, Gazey A, Flatau P. 50 Lives 50 Homes: A Housing First Response to Ending Homelessness in Perth. Second Evaluation Report. Centre for Social Impact: University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia. 2018.
- Vallesi S, Wood L, Cumming C, Tuson M. (2018). 50 Lives 50 Homes: Snapshot report. Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia; Perth, Western Australia. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.17645.90086
- Wood L, Vallesi S, Kragt D, Flatau P, Wood N, Gazey A, Lester L. (2017). 50 Lives 50 Homes: A Housing First Response to Ending Homelessness. First Evaluation Report. Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia; Perth, Western Australia. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.25540.32645
50 Lives, 50 Homes, 50 Stories
A collective group has formed to push getting individuals out of homelessness and into housing as soon as possible. We speak with Lisa Wood from the Centre of Social Impact UWA about how the campaign is coming along, how the approach is different and how we can help.Read more
Solid report card for ‘50 Lives 50 Homes’ project
A report into an innovative project to provide sustainable housing for the city’s homeless has found significant social and economic benefits across its first 12 months of operation.Read more
Rapid Housing Project Proves a Success
The 50 Lives 50 Homes project is aimed at rapidly housing and supporting Perth’s most vulnerable rough sleepers. The report said that within its first year the project housed 42 individuals and eight families.Read more
Homelessness: An Insight by Shelter WA
This video from Shelter WA provides insight into homelessness and how it’s affecting the people of Perth.Read more