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About The University of Sydney Policy Reform Project

The University of Sydney Policy Reform Project facilitates University of Sydney students to write research papers for policy organisations and submissions to government inquiries, under supervision from The University of Sydney academics.

The Project is an initiative of the Student Affairs and Engagement Team within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Division of Alumni and Development, at the University of Sydney. The Project is funded by a donor to the University of Sydney.

Since 2020, NCOSS has provided research briefs on up to three research topics/questions each semester for students to work on. The papers are categorised under the following areas of research:

  • Best Practice
  • Economic Disadvantage
  • Human Rights.


Below is a list of completed work to date.





Best PracticeDecolonising engagement – an evaluation of actual & theoretical practices of non-Indigenous social services engagement with First Nations PeopleBronte Powell, Catherine Parr, Christy Fernance and Vuzza Ajeng Adzimy2022 Semester 1
Is social work field education in Australia fit for purpose? A rapid review and critique of the literature on the current model of field education for social work in AustraliaJessica Durand, Luke Henderson, Yvonne Hughes, Angelique Kocsisek and Minami Secillano2021 Semester 2



Embedding 'Experts by Experience' in Social Service Provision — Approaches and BarriersYujin Son, Alina Haque, Katie Thorburn, Michelle Woodgate and Timothy Dutton2021 Semester 2
Patient and consumer experiences of telehealth servicesMr Joshua Brannon, Mx Jack Le Guay, Miss Amelia Maloney, Mr Lachlan Phillips, and Miss Zhimin Zhang2021 Semester 1


Economic DisadvantagePrevalence of people employed in paid work seeking homelessness supportChengyao Yan, Claudia Petrin, Grace Hu and Linda Vizcaya2022 Semester 1
Relationship between debt and wellbeing among young peopleEarl Choi, Patrick Christodolou, Sam Langfield, Diana Strehlow, and Mindai Tan2021 Semester 1
Barriers to vaccination for people experiencing disadvantageMs Elinor Stephenson, Mr Kitae Yoo, and Ms Anna-Sophia Zahar2021 Semester 1
Strategies to Address Precarious Employment in NSW and AustraliaEmma Margaret Cross, Julia Rosanna Kelly Mcconnochie, Timothy Meng Junn Fong, Peaches Lauren Vergara, and Upvan Malhotra2020 Semester 2
Measurements of Precarious Employment in NSW and AustraliaJes Wilson, Finn Bryson, Claudio Campi, Nicole Batten, and Ian Tuan Anh Ly2020 Semester 2
Summarising data on gambling, homelessness and economic disadvantage in NSWAvish Sharma, Aladdin Ko, Jesse Gray, Longye Tian and Claudio Campi2020 Semester 1
Literature review on homelessness and problem gambling in NSWMs Victoria Cooper, Ms Zoè Peet, Ms Nicole Simpson, Ms Jesse Kartomi Thomas and Ms Sabrina Mustafa2020 Semester 1
Improving the transparency of electronic gaming machine revenue taxation in NSWMs April Barton, Mr Timothy Fong, Mr Daniel Hu, Ms Selina Lin, and Mr Tin Long Jonathan Wong2020 Semester 1
Human RightsUse of human rights frameworks by national non-governmental organisationsMs Clarabel En Xin Chong, Ms Georgia Peters, Ms Disha Kouli and Mr Declan Sharp2021 Semester 2