Submit a Research Proposal
QPASTT is regularly approached to participate in research, something we take very seriously due to the sensitive nature of our work and the systemic vulnerabilities our clients are likely to experience.
We require that research collaboration requests are submitted early in the development stage, and include a thorough research proposal so that we understand potential benefits (and risks) of the research for our clients, staff and organisation.
Your application will be reviewed by members of the QPASTT Senior Leadership and if agreed to have merit will be assessed by members of the QPASTT Board of Directors. This process takes some time and we appreciate it if researchers are open to modification of their project to accommodate our needs.
To commence this application process, please complete the research application form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
For your information and research planning, please consider the following
Current Research Projects
2021 – QPASTT Counselling in Context:
Understanding the contextual factors of psychosocial interventions in a naturalistic setting in relation to the recovery of survivors of trauma
This study is a collaboration between QPASTT and Associate Professor Kate Murray from the School of Psychology and Counselling at QUT. It aims to investigate the contextual factors related to the mental health and wellbeing outcomes among adult refugee survivors of trauma attending the QPASTT counselling service.
QPASTT counsellors combine a variety of therapeutic approaches. We want to understand the counselling experiences of both clients and counsellors, and how counsellors apply different approaches in a naturalistic setting, their decision making process when choosing one approach over another, and what factors inform those decisions.
2021 – Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence:
Building resilience and breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma and social inequity
QPASTT is a Partner Organisation in the Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence (CRE). The CRE five-year goal is to improve social and emotional wellbeing, family functioning and communities disproportionately impacted by intergenerational trauma and family violence. CRE’s priority areas are:
- Impact of intergenerational trauma and family violence
- Trauma-informed approaches to care
- Resilience and prevention
- Healing and recovery from complex trauma
Past Research Projects
2014-2016 - The meaning of rights across cultures:
An exploration of the interpretation of the human rights framework in refugee settlement
A major outcome from the research project was the creation of a Human Rights in Australia Training Package that includes a series of booklets to assist newly arrived refugees understand how human rights conventions are applied in Australia. Topics covered include:
- A train the trainer manual for service agencies
- Animated film about Human Rights in Australia in 9 languages
- An Introduction to Human Rights in Australia booklet for families
- A Women’s Rights in Australia booklet
- A Children’s Rights in Australia booklet