Dr Ariella Meltzer

Dr Ariella Meltzer

Research Fellow

BSocSci (Hons 1st)

PhD (Social Policy) (2015)

Business School
Centre for Social Impact

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW, working to help disability- and youth-focused social economy organisations (e.g. not-for-profits, charities, service providers) with the challenge of how to deliver on the personalised, inclusive and accessible services that people with disability, their families and young people say they need. I do this by helping these organisations define their scope and the sub-sectors they are part of, articulate their context, and/or communicate their impact, all the while aligning with an evidence-base of lived experience perspectives from people with disability, their families and young people about what is required to truly support them.

I am particularly interested in research about siblings and disability (including sibling support), information accessibility for people with disability (including accessible crisis information), youth-focused wellbeing support, and employment of people with disability and young people.

I operate to a research model that strives to give voice to and connect lived experience and organisational perspectives to drive social impact. I am experienced in complex qualitative research, including projects involving multiple stakeholders, longitudinal components, complex project management requirements, multiple methods and diverse information needs for different audiences. My skills cross field work with people with disability and young people, analysis of complex qualitative data, presentation of information for different audiences and capacity building with organisations.

Phone
+61 2 8936 0910
Location
704, Level 7, Science Engineering Building (E8)
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Kramer J; Meltzer A; Strohm K, 2021, 'Social support when a sibling has a disability', in Brothers and Sisters Sibling Relationships Across the Life Course, Springer Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55985-4_15
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualised disability support - implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Fenger M; Hudson J; Needham C (ed.), Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.46692/9781447331803.012
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualized disability support: implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.51952/9781447331803.ch009
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Meltzer A, 2016, 'Social insurance for individualized disability support: implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', in Social Policy Review 28, Policy Press, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.56687/9781447331803-010
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Meltzer A; Loosemore M; Barraket J; Keast R; Powell A; Muir K; Denny-Smith G, 2024, 'The role of social procurement policies and cross-sector partnerships in addressing youth unemployment: A construction industry case study from Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12635
    Journal articles | 2024
    Woolcott G; Loosemore M; Keast R; Meltzer A; Alkilani S, 2024, 'Transitioning young people into employment in the Australian construction industry: the trust-building role of project-based intermediaries', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ecam-04-2023-0421
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jiang Z; Meltzer A; Zhang X, 2023, 'Using virtual reality to implement disability studies’ advocacy principles: uncovering the perspectives of people with disability', Disability & Society, 39, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2022.2150601
    Journal articles | 2023
    Malbon E; Meltzer A; Carey G, 2023, 'Comment on 'The NDIS at ten years: designing an equitable scheme for the next decade'', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.52172
    Journal articles | 2022
    Meltzer A; Ramia I; Moffatt J; Powell A, 2022, 'Creating relationship-based practice in youth employment services—Converting policy intentions to practical program design', Social Policy and Administration, 56, pp. 1074 - 1089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12840
    Journal articles | 2022
    Seivwright A; Kaleveld L; Meltzer A; Atkins M; Varadharajan M; Campbell P; Callis Z; Wilson E, 2022, 'Adaptation among aged care and disability service providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for the future', Frontiers in Health Services, 2, pp. 1037256, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frhs.2022.1037256
    Journal articles | 2021
    Meltzer A; Dickinson H; Malbon E; Carey G, 2021, 'Why is lived experience important for market stewardship? A proposed framework for why and how lived experience should be included in stewarding disability markets', Evidence and Policy, 17, pp. 335 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426421X16142714946996
    Journal articles | 2021
    Meltzer A; Muir K, 2021, 'An ecological and systems thinking approach for support to siblings with and without disabilities', Social Theory and Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41285-020-00158-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Meltzer A, 2021, 'The operation of the social support sector serving siblings of people with disabilities: A cross-country analysis', Social Policy and Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12775
    Journal articles | 2021
    Meltzer A, 2021, 'What is ‘sibling support’? Defining the social support sector serving siblings of people with disability', Social Science & Medicine, pp. 114466 - 114466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114466
    Journal articles | 2020
    Boaden N; Purcal C; Fisher K; Meltzer A, 2020, 'Transition Experience of Families with Young Children in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)', Australian Social Work, 74, pp. 294 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2020.1832549
    Journal articles | 2020
    Meltzer A; Dowse L; Smith L; Dew A, 2020, 'A framework for interconnected benefits of peer support for family members of people with disability', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.130
    Journal articles | 2020
    Meltzer A; Saunders I, 2020, 'Cultivating supportive communities for young people – Mentor pathways into and following a youth mentoring program', Children and Youth Services Review, 110, pp. 104815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104815
    Journal articles | 2020
    Meltzer A, 2020, 'Public health crises and the need for accessible information', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50827
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dew A; Collings S; Dowse L; Meltzer A; Smith L, 2019, '‘I don’t feel like I’m in this on my own’: Peer support for mothers of children with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour', Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 23, pp. 344 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629519843012
    Journal articles | 2019
    Malbon E; Carey G; Meltzer A, 2019, 'Personalisation schemes in social care: Are they growing social and health inequalities?', BMC Public Health, 19, pp. 805, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7168-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Meltzer A; Davy L, 2019, 'Opportunities to enhance relational wellbeing through the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Implications from research on relationships and a content analysis of NDIS documentation', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12373
    Journal articles | 2019
    Meltzer A; Powell A; Saunders I, 2019, 'Pathways to educational engagement: an exploratory study of outcomes from an Australian school-based youth mentoring program', Journal of Youth Studies, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1634800
    Journal articles | 2019
    Meltzer A; Robinson S; Fisher K, 2019, 'Barriers to finding and maintaining employment for people with intellectual disability in Australia', Social Policy and Administration, 54, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12523
    Journal articles | 2018
    Meltzer A; Kayess R; Bates S, 2018, 'Perspectives of people with intellectual disability about open, sheltered and social enterprise employment: Implications for expanding employment choice through social enterprises', Social Enterprise Journal, 14, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-06-2017-0034
    Journal articles | 2018
    Meltzer A, 2018, 'Embodying and enacting disability as siblings: Experiencing disability in relationships between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', Disability and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1481016
    Journal articles | 2018
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Meltzer A; Bevan N, 2018, 'Co-production in peer support group research with disabled people', Area, 51, pp. 405 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12441
    Journal articles | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, 'Comparative life experiences: Young adult siblings with and without disabilities’ different understandings of their respective life experiences during young adulthood', Families, Relationships and Societies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/096278917X15015139344438
    Journal articles | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, '‘I couldn’t just entirely be her sister’: The relational and social policy implications of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', Journal of Youth Studies, 20, pp. 1013 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1287889
    Journal articles | 2016
    Meltzer A; Kramer J, 2016, 'Siblinghood through disability studies perspectives: Diversifying discourse and knowledge about siblings with and without disabilities', Disability & Society, 31, pp. 17 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1127212
    Journal articles | 2016
    Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people', Children and Youth Services Review, 63, pp. 58 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'The role of trusted adults in young people's social and economic lives', Youth and Society, 50, pp. 575 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0044118X16637610
  • Reports | 2024
    Meltzer A; Barnes E; Wehbe A, 2024, Better acknowledging and resourcing the information accessibility sector in Australia: Final report, https://assets.csi.edu.au/assets/research/Info_access_sector_full_report_final-Accessible-PDF.pdf
    Reports | 2024
    Meltzer A; Barnes E; Wehbe A, 2024, Better acknowledging and resourcing the information accessibility sector in Australia: Short summary report, https://assets.csi.edu.au/assets/research/Info_access_sector_summary_report_final-Accessible-PDF.pdf
    Reports | 2023
    Meltzer A; Schedlich S; Edwards G, 2023, Why are siblings important to achieving disability policy goals in Australia? The case for considering siblings of people with disability a critical partner in achieving Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031, https://siblingsaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/White-Paper-ADS-Why-are-siblings-important-to-achieving-disability-policy-goals-in-Australia_FINAL.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Meltzer A, 2023, 'What is sibling support and why does supporting its service provider organisations matter?', presented at 2nd Sibling Studies Colloquium, Online, 05 December 2023 - 06 December 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Meltzer A, 2022, 'How to change the system for siblings – and why this is important for the Special Olympics', presented at Family and Sibling Workshop, Special Olympics Asia Pacific, 21 May 2022
    Reports | 2022
    O'Donovan M-A; Dew A; Imms C; Smith-Merry J; Hemsley B; Gilroy J; Meltzer A; Yen I; Ellem K; Mueller A; Darcy S; McMahon T; Spencer R; Murfitt K; Guastella A; Plumb J; Carey G; McVilly K; O'Shea A; Gallego G, 2022, Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: Organisation-led and targeted consultation report, https://apo.org.au/node/319357
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Meltzer A; Barnes E, 2021, Preventing homelessness after release from youth justice detention: Reflections on planning a participatory, lived experience and trauma-informed project. Report prepared for the Constellation Project., Centre for Social Impact, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Meltzer A; Hartley C; Writer T; Barnes E, 2021, Preventing homelessness after release from youth justice detention: Reflections on planning a participatory, lived experience and trauma-informed project
    Reports | 2021
    Meltzer A; Lee CE, 2021, Evaluation of the Sibling Transformation Project’s 1st cohort, https://docs.google.com/document/d/14UOHxBQE9aVqkC_835qYjjZH6TQs7BiTKhoguPX5iNU/edit
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Meltzer A; Peterkins I; Misha P; Chui C; Strohm K; Ries H; Kassa C; Arnold K, 2021, 'Sibling support in international context: Panel', presented at Sibling Leadership Network Conference, 25 June 2021
    Reports | 2020
    Flanagan K; Levin I; Tually S; Varadharajan M; Verdouw J; Faulkner D; Meltzer A; Vreugdenhil A, 2020, Understanding the experience of social housing pathways, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-4118301, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/324
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Ramia I; Meltzer A; Bourke B, 2020, 'Social impact assessment in times of crisis', presented at Impact2020 Online Conference, 02 June 2020 - 02 June 2020
    Reports | 2020
    Ramia I; Meltzer A; Moffat J; Powell A; Barnes E, 2020, Your job your way final evaluation report, https://publications.yourtown.com.au/your-job-your-way-final-evaluation-report-17-11-2020/page/1
    Reports | 2020
    Ramia I; Powell A; Barnes E; Moffat J; Meltzer A; Saunders A, 2020, Your job your way interim evaluation report
    Reports | 2020
    Spinney A; Beer A; MacKenzie D; McNelis S; Meltzer A; Muir K; Peters A; Valentine K, 2020, Ending homelessness in Australia: A redesigned homelessness service system, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/AHURI5119001
    Preprints | 2020
    Spinney A; Beer A; MacKenzie D; McNelis S; Meltzer A; Muir K; Peters A; valentine K, 2020, Ending homelessness in Australia: A redesigned homelessness service system, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/5p7dt
    Reports | 2020
    Varadharajan M; Meltzer A; Saunders I; Weier M, 2020, Evaluation of the Youth Frontiers mentoring program
    Reports | 2020
    Varadharajan M; Weier M; Saunders I; Meltzer A, 2020, Evaluation of the Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2019
    Powell A; Meltzer A; Martin C; Stone W; Liu E; Flanagan K; Muir K; Tually S, 2019, The construction of social housing pathways across Australia, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-7118101, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/316
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dowse L; Meltzer A; Dew A; Smith L, 2018, 'A framework for explaining the purposes and benefits of peer support – insights from people with disability and family members', presented at Australian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
    Reports | 2018
    Meltzer A; Dew A; Dowse L; Dillon Savage I, 2018, Team Up Evaluation Final Report - Easy Read version, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2018
    Meltzer A; Dew A; Dowse LM; Dillon Savage I, 2018, Team Up Evaluation Final Report, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b5e6cf007ed1
    Reports | 2018
    Muir K; Michaux F; Sharam A; Flatau P; Meltzer A; Moran M; Heaney R; North G; Findlay S; Webb E; Mason C; Stone W; Ward-Christie L; Zaretzky K; Ramia I, 2018, Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-7110001, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/299
    Preprints | 2018
    Muir K; Michaux F; Sharam A; Flatau P; Meltzer A; Moran M; Heaney R; North G; Webb E; Mason C; Stone W; Zaretzky K; Ramia I, 2018, Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/fcjbg
    Reports | 2018
    Powell A; Salignac F; Meltzer A; Muir K; Weier M, 2018, Background report on young people’s economic engagement, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c4920284e94d, http://www.csi.edu.au/media/uploads/MGF_Background_report_Final_Cc3YmM2.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Purcal C; Hill T; Meltzer A; Boden N; Fisher K, 2018, Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW: Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5b2ae9c2563c5, https://ros.unsw.edu.au/viewobject.html?cid=1&id=1357641
    Reports | 2017
    Meltzer A; Robinson S; Proud Y; Fisher K, 2017, Literature and practice review: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:44885/bin52562ff4-4604-4297-8221-22d47118b8e5?view=true
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, 'Reflections and research on what it means and what it takes to support the sibling relationship', presented at Sibling Leadership Network National Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, 'Supporting the relationships between people with disabilities and their siblings: An approach of importance for the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities', presented at American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, Siblings with and without disabilities think differently to each other about the comparison of their young adult experiences – and why it matters, Sibling Leadership Network Research Corner, Published: 01 December 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://siblingleadership.org/siblings-without-disabilities-think-differently-comparison-young-adult-experiences-matters/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Meltzer A, 2017, Words Matter: Why what we say about care matters for young adult sibling relationships, Clickability Blog, Published: 19 April 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://clickability.com.au/blog/words-matter/
    Reports | 2017
    Muir K; Moran M; Michaux F; Findlay S; Meltzer A; Mason C; Ramia I; Heaney R, 2017, The opportunities, risks and possibilities of social impact investment for housing and homelessness, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-7110101, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/288
    Reports | 2017
    Perkins A; Meltzer A; Purcal C, 2017, Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Easy read report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59c491994deb9
    Reports | 2017
    Purcal C; Meltzer A; Hill T; Fisher KR, 2017, Implementation of the NDIS in the early childhood intervention sector in NSW: Report 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 15/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59e3ef21ca38e
    Reports | 2017
    Robinson S; Graham A; Fisher KR; Meltzer A; Blaxland M; Johnson K, 2017, Preventing abuse and promoting personal safety in young people with disability, https://rcypd.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FINAL-Preventing-Abuse-Report.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Meltzer A; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2017, 'Research findings about the ECI sector’s transition to the NDIS: Insights from two projects'
    Reports | 2017
    Meltzer A; Robinson S; Proud Y; Fisher K, 2017, Literature and practice review: Support to make decisions that promote personal safety and prevent harm, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59152bfb51657
    Reports | 2016
    Meltzer A; Bates S; Robinson S; Kayess R; Fisher KR; Katz I, 2016, What do people with intellectual disability think about their jobs and the support they receive at work? A comparative study of three employment support models, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 16/16, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/26093, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Comparative_study_of_three_employment_models.pdf
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Meltzer A; Kramer J, 2016, History and future of sibling-disability research, Sibling Leadership Network Blog, Sibling Leadership Network Blog, Published: 08 March 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://siblingleadership.org/2016/03/07/history-and-future-of-sibling-disability-research/
    Reports | 2016
    Meltzer A; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2016, Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial Sites, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/ECI_Review_Final_Report.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Meltzer A, 2016, 'Siblings, disability and care: The enactment of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities and the relational implications of social policy discourses', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 06 July 2016 - 08 July 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Meltzer A; Heywood L; Fisher KR; O'Tarpey M, 2016, 'Research findings from the early intervention review in the Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter trial sites'
    Reports | 2015
    Griffiths AM; Nethery D; Robinson S; Bates S; Meltzer A; Kayess R, 2015, My Choice Matters Evaluation: Fieldwork report stage 2, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 16/2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25871, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation__Fieldwork_Report_Stage_2.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Jones AR; Purcal C; Meltzer A; Lutz D; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Hill T; Kayess R, 2015, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (SAEF): Individual Packages, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 10/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SAEF_Individual_Packages__Final.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Meltzer A; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2015, What do we already know about health services for people with intellectual disability?, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Literature_review_on_models_of_health_service_delivery_Easy_Read_Report.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Meltzer A; Parker Z; Purcal C; Fisher KR, 2015, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, 17/15, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25869, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Social_Action_Partners__Final_Report.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Meltzer A, 2015, 'Siblings, families and disability: Thinking about what siblings and families need', presented at Adult Sibling Forum for the Vietnamese Community, Sydney, 07 December 2015 - 07 December 2015
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Meltzer A, 2015, Siblings' relational experiences of disability during young adulthood, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:36963/SOURCE02?view=true
    Reports | 2015
    Muir K; Craig L; Meltzer A; Butler R, 2015, We can’t afford not to: Supporting young people within their families and communities from early adolescence to early adulthood.
    Reports | 2015
    Purcal C; Evans K; Meltzer A; Johnson K; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Bevan N; Kayess R, 2015, Peer Support with Children and Young People with Intellectual Disability: Literature Review, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Online_Resource_Peer_Support_with_Children_and_Young_People_with_Intellectual_Disability_Literature_review_FINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Purcal C; Smedley C; Jones A; Meltzer A; Lutz D; Fisher KR; Robinson S; Hill T; Kayess R, 2015, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework (SAEF): Drop-in Support, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SAEF_Dropin_Support__Final.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Meltzer A; Vizel I; Fisher KR; Jenkinson S, 2015, Easy Read report about housing for people with disability
    Reports | 2014
    Fisher KR; Jones A; Lutz D; Purcal C; Meltzer A; Eastman C; Hill T; Robinson S; Kayess R, 2014, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Guide, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, 32/2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25880, http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0016/311245/Supported-Accommodation-Evaluation-Framework-Guide-for-service-providers.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Kramer J; Meltzer A, 2014, 'In need of thicker theory: Siblinghood through the perspective of disability studies', presented at Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 11 June 2014 - 14 June 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Meltzer A; Fisher KR; Purcal C; Bevan N; Cooper S, 2014, What can we do in our research group? Different ways to do research, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, 1/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_Different_ways_to_do_research_booklet.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Meltzer A, 2014, 'Care, disability and everyday life: Navigating the power relations of care between young adult siblings with and without disabilities', presented at Invited presentation for the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN), UNSW Australia, 18 August 2014 - 18 August 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Purcal C; Bevan N; Cooper S; Fisher KR; Meltzer A; Wong M; Meyer P, 2014, Self-directed disability support: building people's capacity through peer support and action research, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, 7/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Selfdirected_disability_support__building_peoples_capacity.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Bevan N; Meltzer A; Robinson S, 2014, Social Action Partners: Peer support for children and young people with intellectual disability and their families in Victoria, Project plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, 22/2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25979, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Social_Action_Partners_project_plan__Peer_support_for_children_and_young_people_with_intellectual_disability_in_Victoria_2014.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Purcal C; Fisher KR; Jones A; Lutz D; Meltzer A; Hill T; Robinson S; Kayess R; Smedley C, 2014, Supported Accommodation Evaluation Framework Summary Report, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, 31/2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25874, http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0017/311246/Supported-Accommodation-Evaluation-Framework-Summary-Report.pdf
    Reports | 2013
    Fisher KR; Gendera ; Gadow ; Lutz ; Kayess ; Meltzer A; Robinson , 2013, Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large Residential Centres: post implementation review summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, 17/2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25890, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/PIR_public_Report_26_8_13.pdf
    Reports | 2013
    Meltzer A; Bates ; Fisher KR; Kayess ; Robinson ; Cooper , 2013, My Choice Matters evaluation plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, 9/2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/25905, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/My_Choice_Matters_Evaluation_Plan.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Meltzer A; Fisher KR, 2013, 'Inclusive research with people with younger onset dementia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Meltzer A, 2013, 'Disability studies and siblings: What do they offer each other?', presented at Nordic Network on Disability Research, 12th Research Conference, Naantali, Turku, Finland, 30 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Meltzer A, 2013, 'Living disability relationally', presented at Society for Disability Studies Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 26 June 2013 - 29 June 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Meltzer A, 2013, 'Researching disability studies and siblings together: Offerings and possibilities', presented at Research Colloquium at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, Chicago, USA, 18 June 2013 - 18 June 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Muir K; Craig L; Meltzer A, 2013, 'Trusted adults outside the home: The role of significant adults in supporting young people as they move from adolescence to adulthood', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
    Reports | 2010
    Goldblatt BA; Muir K; Meltzer A; Dinning B, 2010, NSW Continuous Care Pilot Evaluation: Final Report, Multilple Sclerosis Limited, http://www.mssociety.org.au/documents/CCCPilot/CCCPilot-NSW-Evaluation-UNSW-Full-Report.pdf
    Reports | 2010
    Meltzer A; Muir K; Dinning B, 2010, Report on the consultation data for the revision of the National Standards for Disability Services: Final Report, Department of Human Services, Victoria, http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/key-projects/disability-sector-quality-system/current-developments/revised-national-standards-for-disability-services

UNSW Business School Research Impact Award (2020)

UNSW  Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Award for Research Society Impact (2015)

Current projects

  • Evaluation of the Building Employer Confidence and Inclusion in Disability Grant Scheme (Department of Social Services; Chief Investigator).
  • Better acknowledging and resourcing the information accessibility sector in Australia (UNSW Disability Innovation Institute; Chief Investigator).
  • Social Impact and Collaboration Services for Together4Youth (Together4Youth and the Raise Youth Mentoring Foundation; co-Chief Investigator).
  • Sibling Support Provision Around the World (UNSW Career Advancement Funding; Chief Investigator).