Ms Kaye Stevens
Global, Urban and Social Studies
+(61 3) 9925 9031
Design & Social Context
Kaye is a research fellow with the Evidence Based Policy and Practice research program that is concerned with promoting the generation and utilisation of evidence that is ‘fit for purpose’ in policies and programs.
The EBPP research program aims to:
- learn from practice by further developing approaches for generating and synthesizing evidence about the effectiveness of complex, non-standardised and context dependent interventions
- produce policy-relevant evidence about effective strategies to reduce health disparities by changing health behaviours and service delivery systems
- develop a better understanding of how to increase uptake of evidence at the policy level
Kaye’s research focus is a realist synthesis of health related behaviour change
- BBSc (Hons) - LaTrobe University
- Grad Dip Human Services Research (Monitoring and Evaluation) - RMIT
- Advanced Diploma Gestalt Therapy – Gestalt Therapy Australia
- Australasian Evaluation Society
- Gestalt Australia and New Zealand
2007 Australasian Evaluation Society Best Evaluation Study Award
Research Fellow Evidence Based Policy and Practice
This research program focuses on the evidence about the generation, dissemination and utilisation of evidence that is ‘fit for purpose’ in policies and practice. As an evaluator Kaye has been involved in evaluations of Commonwealth and State government programs and the evaluation of community safety programs. Kaye has a human services practice background that includes direct service work, networking, research and policy development in the homelessness sector and service coordination in health and community services. Kaye has a particular interest in generating and using practice based evidence.
Kaye’s evaluation work includes the evaluation of Alzheimer’s Australia services to improve access for diverse groups, the evaluation of the Sustainable Farming Families program , the evaluation of community safety programs with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, a review of community education for natural disasters, the evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy, and developing an evaluation framework for the mid-term review of the National Indigenous Housing Strategy.
Rogers, P; Stevens K & Boymal, J. (2008) Qualitative cost-benefit evaluation of complex, emergent programs, Evaluation and Program Planning
Bushfire CRC – Evaluation of community safety programs
Stevens, K 2007, An Analysis of Six Recent Inquiries into Bushfires in Australia, report prepared for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre
Stevens, K, Gilbert, J, & Elsworth, G (2007) Review of Community Awareness, Education and Engagement for Natural Disasters, Phase 1 Report, prepared for the Australian Emergency Management Committee
Victorian Department of Innovation, Investment and Regional Development - Project development and evaluation template and guide
VicHealth - Evaluation Framework for Victorian Family Violence Reform Initiative
Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004.
Stevens, K & Rogers, P 2008, Stronger Families Fund case study, report prepared as part of the national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004
Stevens, K, Rogers, P & Boymal J 2008 Qualitative Cost Benefit Analysis Case Study, report prepared as part of the national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004
Rogers, P, Williams B, & Stevens, K 2008 Evidence Based Policy and Practice Issues Paper, report prepared as part of the national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004
Rogers, P, Stevens, K & Hough G, 2008, Economic and Social Participation Issues Paper, report prepared as part of the national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004
Evaluation Consortium, 2008, Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 200-2004 Final Report, report prepared as part of the national evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000–2004
Framework for Evaluating ‘Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010
Rogers, P, Stevens, K, Briskman, L & Berry M. 2005, Framework for Evaluating ‘Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010’: Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute NATSEM – RMIT Research Centre