Dr Gianfranco Giuntoli

Dr Gianfranco Giuntoli

Senior Lecturer

PhD

Arts, Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Dr Gianfranco Giuntoli is a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. His research interests lie in the social study of health and illness, with a particular focus on the connections between well-being, poverty and employment transitions, and how social and policy factors affect people’s intra-personal and inter-personal experiences of well-being and their resilience.

Gianfranco has extensive experience of undertaking research using a variety of research methods, specialising in mixed methods and qualitative research. His work has explored the needs, service acceptability and service accessibility of socially disadvantaged groups, including people with disabilities, older people, unemployed people, migrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Gianfranco has gained national and international experience of reporting research findings to different audiences and in different formats, from academic journal articles, to reports, to interviews with the media. His work in the field of mental health and wellbeing has been published in the series of expert papers by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK.

Phone
+61 2 9385 7803
Location
218 Goodsell Building
  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Giuntoli G, 2014, 'Well-being and poverty', in Joseph Rowntree Foundation (ed.), Reducing poverty in the UK: A collection of evidence reviews, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, pp. 41 - 45, internal-pdf://3856843993/JRF%202014%20Poverty%20reviews.pdf
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Robinson S; Jan I; Fisher KR; Reedy K; Newman C; Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Byrne S; Nankivell R; Burner G; Touzeau R; Adam T; Armstrong P, 2023, 'How do self-advocates use community development to change attitudes to disability?', British Journal of Learning Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bld.12549
    Journal articles | 2021
    Blunden H; Giuntoli G; Newton BJ; Katz I, 2021, 'Victims/Survivors’ Perceptions of Helpful Institutional Responses to Incidents of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 30, pp. 56 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2020.1801932
    Journal articles | 2021
    Warwick-Booth L; South J; Giuntoli G; Kinsella K; White J, 2021, 'A Small project, big differencea: Capacity building through a national volunteering fund: An evaluation of the Department of Healthas Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund', Voluntary Sector Review, 11, pp. 21 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080520x15786512944458
    Journal articles | 2017
    South J; Giuntoli G; Kinsella K; Carless D; Long J; McKenna J, 2017, 'Walking, connecting and befriending: A qualitative pilot study of participation in a lay-led walking group intervention', Journal of Transport and Health, 5, pp. 16 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2016.12.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    South J; Giuntoli G; Kinsella K, 2017, 'Getting past the dual logic: findings from a pilot asset mapping exercise in Sheffield, UK', Health and Social Care in the Community, 25, pp. 105 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12274
    Journal articles | 2015
    Giuntoli G; Hughes S; Karban K; South J, 2015, 'Towards a middle-range theory of mental health and well-being effects of employment transitions: Findings from a qualitative study on unemployment during the 2009-2010 economic recession', Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 19, pp. 389 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314554314
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nyqvist F; Forsman AK; Giuntoli G; Cattan M, 2013, 'Social capital as a resource for mental well-being in older people: A systematic review', Aging and Mental Health, 17, pp. 394 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2012.742490
    Journal articles | 2012
    Giuntoli G; Cattan M, 2012, 'The experiences and expectations of care and support among older migrants in the UK', European Journal of Social Work, 15, pp. 131 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2011.562055
    Journal articles | 2012
    Giuntoli G, 2012, 'Going for 'the full monty'? Unemployment and mental wellbeing during times of recession.', Mental health today (Brighton, England), pp. 24 - 27
  • Reports | 2023
    Bates S; Kayess R; Giuntoli G; Rengel-Gonçalves A; Li B; Fisher K; Goldin D; Ramirez B; Katz I, 2023, Towards best-practice access to services for culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability, Disability Royal Commission, https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/towards-best-practice-access-services-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-people-disability
    Reports | 2023
    Blaxland M; Giuntoli G; Katz I, 2023, Evaluation of SDN Family Preservation Program. Final report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2023
    Giuntoli G; Blaxland M; Katz I, 2023, Evaluation of SDN Family Preservation Program. Interim report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2023
    Purcal C; Giuntoli G; O'Shea P; Zmudzki F; Fisher KR; Campbell E, 2023, Evaluation of NSW Community-based Mental Health Programs: Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Plus HASI Plus Evaluation Report, https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/resources/Publications/hasi-plus-eval-final-rpt-22.pdf
    Reports | 2022
    Carroll M; Giuntoli G; Baxter J; Blaxland M; Katz I, 2022, Disability Inclusion Program Evaluation. Interim report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Blaxland M; Carroll M; Baxter J; Katz I, 2022, Disability Inclusion Program Evaluation. Final report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Hill T; Katz I, 2022, Evaluation of the Children’s Court Assistance Scheme
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Rengel-Gonçalves A; Smyth C; Bates S; Fisher K; Li B; Ramirez B; Golding D; Kayess R; Katz I, 2022, Towards best-practice access to services for culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability. Desktop review, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Skattebol J; valentine K, 2022, Models of co-teaching employed to educate and support students with disability. Final report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Skattebol J, 2022, Models of co-teaching employed to educate and support students with disability. Progress report, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Giuntoli G; Skattebol J, 2022, Models of co-teaching employed to educate and support students with disability. Project plan, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2022
    Idle J; Giuntoli G; Fisher K; Robinson S; Purcal C; Newman C; Reedy K, 2022, Research Report – Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/changing-community-attitudes-improve-inclusion-people-disability
    Reports | 2022
    Katz I; Blunden H; Giuntoli G; Skattebol J; Gendera S, 2022, Evaluation of the National headspace Program - Final Report, KPMG, Canberra, https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/evaluation-of-the-national-headspace-program
    Reports | 2022
    Purcal C; O'Shea P; Giuntoli G; Zmudzki F; Fisher K, 2022, Evaluation of NSW Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports and Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative. CLS-HASI Evaluation Report, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, https://www.unsw.edu.au/content/dam/pdfs/unsw-adobe-websites/arts-design-architecture/2022-10-cls-hasi-reports/2022-10-cls-hasi-reports-summary-evaluation-report-appendices-final.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Carroll M; Blaxland M; Baxter J; Katz I, 2021, Disability Inclusion Program Evaluation. Project plan, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Idle J; Fisher K; Edwards Y; Robinson S; Newman C; Purcal C, 2021, Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability. Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Katz I; valentine K, 2021, Evaluation of A Place to Go (APTG)
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Katz I; valentine K, 2021, Evaluation of A Place to Go House (APTG House)
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Katz I; valentine K, 2021, Evaluation of the Broadmeadow Children’s Court Pilot
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; Smyth C; Hilferty F, 2021, Understanding the needs of families of injured workers. A qualitative study with partners and workers from Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Police and NSW Health, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Giuntoli G; valentine K; Katz I, 2021, Evaluation of Thriving Families NSW (TFNSW)
    Reports | 2020
    O'Shea P; Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Fisher K; Zmudzki F, 2020, Evaluation of Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI). Aboriginal experience, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2020
    O'Shea P; Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Fisher K; Zmudzki F, 2020, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 3, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2020
    O'Shea P; Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Fisher K, 2020, Evaluation of Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI). Recovery Focus, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2020
    Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Campbell E; Oshea P; Zmudzki F; Fisher K, 2020, Evaluation of Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI). Focus report: Social inclusion in CLS-HASI, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2020
    Purcal C; O'Shea P; Giuntoli G; Campbell E; Fisher K; Zmudzki F, 2020, Evaluation of Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI). Focus report 2: CLS-HASI and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Interface, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2020
    Smyth C; Cortis N; Cama E; Giuntoli G; Breckenridge J; valentine K, 2020, Evaluation of 1800RESPECT – Final Report, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e4f1f2561956, https://plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/1800RESPECT-Evaluation_20200219-wp-4496.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Wong T; Giuntoli G; valentine K; Breckenridge J; Mao L, 2020, Evaluation of four community-based men’s behaviour change program pilots, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2019
    Gendera S; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR; Kayess R, 2019, Human Rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness: Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5dc39989281e5
    Reports | 2019
    Giuntoli G; Stewart V; Wheeler A; Gendera S; Ryan C; McAuliffe D; Fisher KR, 2019, Human Rights protection frameworks for people being treated involuntarily for a mental illness: Study findings, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5dc3992dec4e0
    Reports | 2019
    Giuntoli G; Thorburn K; Dennis I, 2019, Development and introduction of a consumer-designed advance statement for mental health care in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District: Findings from a pilot study, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d562e5c58b5c
    Reports | 2019
    O'Shea P; Giuntoli G; Purcal C; Zmudzki F; Fisher K; Campbell E, 2019, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 2, Social Policy Research Centre
    Reports | 2019
    Purcal C; O'Shea P; Blunden H; Zmudzki F; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2019, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 13/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d1aa73b5c6e7
    Reports | 2019
    Purcal C; Zmudzki F; Hill T; Giuntoli G; Fisher K; O’Shea P; Wehbe A, 2019, Evaluation Plan Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_55912
    Reports | 2018
    Giuntoli G; Hill T; Zmudzki F; Fisher K; Purcal C; O'Shea P, 2018, Evaluation Plan Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports (CLS) and Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b5fab7abe94a, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51691/bin711a87b5-4752-4736-97f9-76ab64b4ff9e?view=true
    Reports | 2018
    Purcal C; Giuntoli G; Wehbe A; Fang Q; Kayess R; Fisher K; Johnson K, 2018, Outcome evaluation of icare lifetime care Community Participation Grants, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b83387b77e50, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51990/bin27b833d1-ab9b-439f-b9a8-969d0370106f?view=true
    Reports | 2017
    Giuntoli G, 2017, Promoting positive mental health: A rapid evidence review of definitions, measures and interventions for the general population, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2017
    Smyth CA; Gendera S; Giuntoli G; Hill T; Katz I; Asante D, 2017, Evaluation of Settlement Grants - Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5a370bda48d3c, https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/10_2017/compliance_guidelines-pdf_evaluation_of_se.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Bagnall A; Raine G; Kinsella K; Southby K; Spoor C; South J; Giuntoli G, 2016, Measuring well-being outcomes in older people receiving help from the Age UK ‘Together for Health’ Initiative: A social return on investment analysis - Final Report, The Centre for Health Promotion Research, Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK, http://eprints.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/2887/
    Reports | 2016
    Hamilton M; Giuntoli G; Johnson K; Fisher KR, 2016, Transition of respite to consumer directed care: Costs, benefits and impacts, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, internal-pdf://4199897608/Hamilton%20et%20al.%202016%20Transitioning_Australian_Respite.pdf%20internal-pdf://1037332316/Hamilton%20et%20al.%202016_Transitioning_Australian_Respited.docx
    Reports | 2016
    Hamilton MG; Giuntoli G; Johnson K; Fisher KR, 2016, Transitioning Australian Respite, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 04/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Transitioning_Australian_Respite.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Jones AR; Katz I; Giuntoli G; Bates S; Johnson K, 2016, Quality of life after retirement from Australian Disability Enterprises, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report 17/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Quality_of_life_after_retirement_from_Australian_Disability_Enterprises.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2015, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 09/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report__Ronald_McDonald_Family_Rooms_Literature_Review.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Giuntoli G; Newton B; Fisher KR, 2015, Current Models of Health Service Delivery for People with Intellectual Disability: Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report_Current_Models_of_Health_Service_Delivery_for_People_with_Intellectual_Disability.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Meltzer A; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2015, What do we already know about health services for people with intellectual disability?, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Literature_review_on_models_of_health_service_delivery_Easy_Read_Report.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Cassells R; Cortis N; Duncan A; Eastman C; Gao G; Giuntoli G; Katz I; Keegan M; Macvean M; Mavisakalyan A; Shlonsky A; Skattebol J; Smyth C; valentine K, 2014, Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Final Report, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney
    Reports | 2014
    Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2014, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Literature review plan, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 8/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Ronald_McDonald_Family_Rooms_literature_review_2014.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Giuntoli G; Skattebol J, 2014, Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Report on Clients’ Interviews. Final Report, Annex G, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney, http://www.keepthemsafe.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/166288/KTS_Annex_G_Report_on_clients_interviews_Final_Report.pdf
    Reports | 2013
    Giuntoli G; Raine G; Bagnall AM, 2013, Validation of the 'Life Essentials Assessment Framework' (LEAF) questionnaire. Findings, Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
    Reports | 2013
    Giuntoli G; South J, 2013, Findings from the 'Volunteers' Views Survey'. Evaluation of the Department's of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund, Institute for Health and Wellbeing. Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
    Reports | 2013
    South J; Giuntoli G; Cross R; Kinsella K; Warwick-Booth L; Woodall J; White J, 2013, An evaluation of the Department of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
    Reports | 2012
    Giuntoli G; Kinsella K; South J, 2012, Evaluation of the Altogether Better Asset Mapping model using Community Health Champions in Sharrow and SOAR, Sheffield, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, internal-pdf://2394146165/Giuntoli%20et%20al.%202012%20Asset%20Mapping.pdf
    Reports | 2011
    Giuntoli G; South J; Kinsella K; Karban K, 2011, Mental health, resilience and the recession in Bradford. JRF Findings, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, internal-pdf://0068535747/Giuntoli%20et%20al.%202011%20Mental%20health%20and%20recession_Full%20report.pdf
    Reports | 2011
    Giuntoli G; South J; Kinsella K; Karban K, 2011, Mental health, resilience and the recession in Bradford, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, internal-pdf://2772420051/Giuntoli%20et%20al.%202011%20Mental%20health%20and%20recession_Full%20report.pdf
    Reports | 2011
    South J; Giuntoli G; Kinsella K, 2011, An evaluation of the Walking for Wellness project and the befriender role, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, internal-pdf://3063268756/South%20Giuntoli%202013%20Walking%20Wellness.pdf
    Reports | 2010
    Cattan M; Giuntoli G, 2010, Care and support for older people and carers in Bradford, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, internal-pdf://0920307202/Cattan%20and%20Giuntoli%202010%20Bradford-older-people-care-full.pdf
    Reports | 2010
    Cattan M; Giuntoli G, 2010, JRF Findings: Care and support for older people and carers in Bradford, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, internal-pdf://1110492658/Cattan%20and%20Giuntoli%202010%20Bradford-older-people-care-summary.pdf
    Reports | 2010
    Cattan M; Giuntoli G, 2010, The needs of frail older people with sight loss, Thomas Pocklington Trust, London, Research Findings, internal-pdf://3977364962/Cattan%20and%20Giuntoli%202010%20Frail%20older%20people.pdf

Promising Researcher Fellowship, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2011.

My Research Supervision

I am currently joint primary supervisor of a PhD thesis about the efficacy of collaborations between government and non-government agencies in implementing the employment quota policy for women with disability in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

My Teaching

At UNSW Sydney, Gianfranco has taught quliative research methods. 

He has also taught ‘Introduction to Sociology’ and ‘Sociology of Health and Illness’ for undergraduate and postgraduate modules at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

He has supervised Masters students to completion and has been on the supervisory panel of a PhD student.