Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
Senior Research Officer

Mrs Megan Jane Bedford

BA Soc Sc(Hons), UNSW

Arts,Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Megan Bedford is a Senior Research Officer in the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). She is primarily a qualitative and mixed method researcher. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, including the recent budget standards. Currently she is part of the team evaluating the child care package in Australia.

 

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 7817
Location
Room 218, Level 2, John Goodsell Building

Publications

  • Books | 2007
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths M, 2007, Towards new indicators of disadvantage: deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report12_07_Deprivation_and_exclusion_in_Australia.pdf
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Child Deprivation in Australia: A Child-focused Approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.61
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders P; Bedford M, 2018, 'New minimum healthy living budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 29, pp. 273 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304618781149
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders P; Bedford M, 2018, 'New estimates of the costs of children', Family Matters, pp. 19 - 27, https://aifs.gov.au/publications/issue/new-estimates-costs-children
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Griffiths MJ; Muir K; Sawrikar P, 2009, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', Youth Studies Australia, vol. 28, pp. 32 - 40, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=838961884429083;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00097.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Hill T; Thomson CM; Bittman MP; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'What kinds of jobs help carers combine care and employment?', Family Matters, vol. 80, pp. 27 - 32
  • Reports | 2018
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders P; Bedford M; Brown J; Naidoo Y; Adamson E, 2018, Material Deprivation and Social Exclusion Among Young Australians: A child-focused approach, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd2aacfb0112
    Reports | 2018
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd63d0901395
    Reports | 2017
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians: summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e24f82386
    Reports | 2017
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, New Minimum Income for Healthy Living Budget Standards for Low-Paid and Unemployed Australians, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5994e0ca804a4
    Reports | 2012
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Skattebol ; Saunders PG; Redmond ; Bedford ; Cass , 2012, Making a difference: building on young people’s experiences of economic adversity (final report), 6/2012
    Reports | 2010
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Hilferty F; Mullan K; Eastman C; Griffiths MJ; Chan SE; Heese K; Katz I, 2010, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation - Interim Report 4, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 3/10, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    Reports | 2009
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Eardley AC; Griffiths MJ, 2009, Non-resident Parents and Service Use, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 12/09, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report12_09_Non_Resident_Parents.pdf
    Reports | 2009
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Tannous KW; Hilferty F; Griffiths MJ; Mchugh MH, 2009, Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program: Interim evaluation, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 11/2009, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    Reports | 2009
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Muir K; Mullan K; Powell A; Flaxman S; Thompson DA; Griffiths MJ, 2009, State of Australia's young people: a report on the social, economic, health and family lives of young people, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59a633a17e851, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/
    Reports | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Fisher KR; Parker S; Purcal C; Thaler O; Abelson P; Pickering E; Robinson S; Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation: Short Report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, Report 17/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report17_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving_ShortVersion.pdf
    Reports | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Fisher KR; Parker S; Purcal C; Thaler O; Abelson P; Pickering E; Robinson S; Griffiths MJ, 2008, Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation, Social Policy Rearch Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 18/08, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report18_08_Effectiveness_of_SuppLiving.pdf
    Reports | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia, https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/40_Report_NYARS_CALD_Nov08.pdf?forceDownload
  • Conference Presentations | 2017
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, 'A child-centred approach to measuring child poverty: initial findings of a NSW Study', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, 'Mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', presented at Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference and the 2008 Management and Leadership Institute, Sydney, Australia, 18 August 2008 - 20 August 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for young Horn of Africans in Australia', presented at Challenging Boundaries: Social Policy Association conference, Edinburgh, 23 June 2008 - 25 June 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Mrs Megan Jane Bedford
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Bedford M, 2007, 'Left Out and Missing Out – Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007

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