Mr George Economidis

Mr George Economidis

Adjunct Associate Lecturer

 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, Class 1) (2017)

 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (2023)

 

 

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Dr Economidis joined the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in 2018, after completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. His PhD focused on the evaluation of the implementation of family-based therapy programs to enhance government responses to reduce child physical abuse and neglect in New South Wales, Australia. He specialises in mixed-methods responses to understanding the intersection of research, policy and practice and has worked on a range of projects in drug policy, community health and child protection. Outside his PhD, George has also evaluated child protection programs aiming to provide placement stability for children in out-of-home care; a range of government-funded intensive preservation and restoration programs using linked administrative data; and the Australian kava implementation pilot program in contexts of drug and alcohol policy.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Economidis G; Eades AM; Shakeshaft A; Farnbach S, 2023, 'Improving the pragmatic usefulness of the scoring matrix for the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). A proposal for a more frequency-based approach: The CFIR-f', PLoS ONE, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0295204
    Journal articles | 2023
    Economidis G; Farnbach S; Eades AM; Falster K; Shakeshaft A, 2023, 'Enablers and barriers to the implementation of Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) into the routine delivery of child protection services in New South Wales, Australia', Children and Youth Services Review, 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107297
    Journal articles | 2023
    Economidis G; Farnbach S; Falster K; Eades AM; Shakeshaft A, 2023, 'Identifying enablers and barriers to the implementation of Functional family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) into the routine delivery of child protection services in New South Wales, Australia', Children and Youth Services Review, 149, pp. 106927, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.106927
    Journal articles | 2023
    Economidis G; Pilkington R; Lynch J; Dobbins T; Shakeshaft A; Powell M; Eades AM; Falster K, 2023, 'The effect of family-based therapy on child physical abuse and neglect: a narrative systematic review', International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice, 6, pp. 633 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42448-023-00170-z
  • Reports | 2023
    Asare-Doku W; Stolk S; Peacock AMY; Shakeshaft A; Waller E; Nathan S; Economidis G; Ravulo J; Meo-Sewabu L; D'Este C; Thapa P; Abbott T; Satour T; Tulele L; Wilson K; Doran C; Mhey-Rivas T; Macpherson G; Lynch M; Taylor S; Santo T; Graham D; Baillie G; Tran A; Aiken A; Harwood E; Turner A; Reeve R; Degenhardt L; Farrell M; Santo Jr T, 2023, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Kava Pilot Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, https://www.odc.gov.au/resources/publications/monitoring-and-evaluation-kava-pilot-program
    Reports | 2020
    Farnbach S; Economidis G; Aiken A; Mithilesh D; Shakeshaft A, 2020, A randomised stepped-wedge evaluation of the impact of a guideline-driven process for improving the cultural competence of non-Aboriginal drug and alcohol treatment services., NDARC, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28305
    Reports | 2020
    Shakeshaft A; Economidis G; D'Este C; Oldmeadow C; Dam Anh T; Nalukwago S; Jopson W; Farnbach S, 2020, The application of Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) and Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN®) to NSW: an early evaluation of processes, outcomes and economics., NDARC, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28306

Shakeshaft A, Reeve R, Peacock A, Farnbach S, Doran C, Tran DA, Abbott T, Craig A, Economidis G.  Monitoring and evaluation of the Australian Government’s Kava importation program, 2021-2023.  Australian Government Department of Health ($1,619,609.50).

Shakeshaft A, Harwood E, Foley C, Farnbach S, Economidis G, Clare P, Tran DA. Evaluation of the OurSPACE Out of Home Care (OOHC) support service. ($149,600.00).

Farnbach S, Economidis G, Snowdon N, Trudgett S, Tran DA, Asare-Doku W, Stolk SS, Harwood E, Shakeshaft A. Increasing our understanding of alcohol and other drug use and harms on Norfolk Island ($97,950.00).

Farnbach S, Economidis G, Shakeshaft A. Evaluation of the implementation of a psychoeducation program into Rendu House. ($20,000.00).

Kevin Rozzoli Award (2021):

The NDARC Kevin Rozzoli Community Impact Award is to acknowledge the achievements of NDARC researchers, containing evidence of public health impact (such as resulting in a change in practice or in policy) and  transfer of research findings for the wider benefit of the community.

Project: Evaluation of two Family Preservation & Restoration programs: Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) and Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN®)