Research

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA  & NEIGHBOUR DAY

Fong, P., Cruwys, T., Robinson, S., Haslam, A., Mance. & Fisher, C. (2021). Evidence that loneliness can be reduced by a whole-of-community intervention to increase neighbourhood identification. Social Science and Medicine. Vol 27. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953621002410?dgcid=coauthor Link available free until 4 June 2021.

Cruwys, T., Stevens, M., Donaldson, J. L., Cárdenas, D., Platow, M. J., Reynolds, K. J. & Fong, P. (2021). Perceived COVID-19 risk is attenuated by ingroup trust: evidence from three empirical studies. BMC Public Health, Vol. 21(869). https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-10925-3

Neighbour Day 2020 Evaluation – Supplementary Report

Cruwys, T., & Donaldson, J. L. (2021). Neighbour Day: ANU Evaluation Supplementary Report March 2021. The Australian National University and Relationships Australia.

Full report                    One-page summary

Neighbour Day 2020 Evaluation

Cruwys, T. & Fong, P. (2020) Neighbour Day in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic – Special Report 2020. Relationships Australia and The Australian National University.

Full report                   Summary report                   One-page summary

Neighbour Day 2019 Evaluation

Cruwys,T., Fong, P., Robinson, S. & Mance, P. (2019) Neighbour Day Evaluation Report 2019. Relationships Australia and The Australian National University.  http://neighbourday.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ANU-Evaluation-Report-ND2019-3Sept.pdf

Neighbour Day 2018 Evaluation

Long, K. & Lim, M. (2019) Evaluating the impact of Neighbour Day on the community.  Swinburne University of Technology for Relationships Australia.  http://neighbourday.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Neighbour-Day-Swinburne-Evaluation-Final-Report.pdf

Relationships Australia Loneliness study

Mance, P., (2018) Is Australia experiencing an epidemic of loneliness? Findings from 16 waves of Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia Survey. Working Paper Sept. 2018. Relationships Australia.https://www.relationships.org.au/what-we-do/research/is-australia-experiencing-an-epidemic-of-loneliness

Highlights of Neighbour Day 2016 Evaluation

LONELINESS

NEW BOOK – Jetten, J., Reicher, S.D., Haslam, S.A., & Cruwys, T. (2020) Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19. London: Sage https://socialsciencespace.com/2020/05/addressing-the-psychology-of-together-apart-free-book-download/

Aged & Community Services Australia. (2015). Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Australians: http://www.agedcare.org.au/publications/social-isolation-and-loneliness

Berry, H.L. & Shipley, M (2009), ‘Longing to belong : personal social capital and psychological distress in an Australian coastal region’, Social Policy Research Paper No. 39, Australian Government, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, ANU Collet of Medicine, Biology and Environment Link  

Bond, M., Howden, P.; & Ralston,N. (2014), Social Connectedness Research Project for beyondblue, Roberts Evaluation Pty Ltd :https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/research-project-files/bw0286-social-connectedness-final-report.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Cacioppo, J.T. & Patrick, W. (2008), Loneliness – Human nature and the need for social connection, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London. Link

Hawkley, L.C., Thisted, R.A., Masi, C.M., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2010). Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: 5-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 25(1), 132-141: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20230134

Luo, Y., Hawkley, L.C., Wait, L.J., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). Loneliness, health, and Mortality in Old Age: A National Longitudinal Study, Soc Sci Med, 74(6), 907-914. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3303190/pdf/nihms356284.pdf

Mance, P., (2018) Is Australia experiencing an epidemic of loneliness? Findings from 16 waves of Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia Survey. Working Paper Sept. 2018. Relationships Australia.https://www.relationships.org.au/what-we-do/research/is-australia-experiencing-an-epidemic-of-loneliness

DISASTERS, RESILIENCE & COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS

Gibbs L, Bryant R, Harms L, Forbes D, Block K, Gallagher HC, Ireton G, Richardson J, Pattison P, MacDougall C, Lusher D, Baker E, Kellett C, Pirrone A, Molyneaux R, Kosta L, Brady K, Lok M, Van Kessell G, Waters E. Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery Final Report. (2016) University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.https://researchnow.flinders.edu.au/en/publications/beyond-bushfires-community-resilience-recovery-final-report-2010-

Howard, A, Rawsthorne, M, Sampson, D & Katrak, M. (2020) Supporting community-led approaches to disaster preparedness: learnings from three pilot locations. Evaluation of the Get Ready Disaster Resilient: Future Ready pilots for the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and Resilience NSW; University of Sydney and University of Newcastle. https://frrr.org.au/wp-content/uploads/FRRR-DRFR-Report-Summary-FINAL-for-WEB.pdf

Resilient Sydney Strategy (2018).  A collaboration of all 33 metropolitan councils of Greater Sydney to develop and implement a city-wide resilience strategy. https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/governance-decision-making/resilient-sydney#documents

SOCIAL CONNECTION & MENTAL HEALTH

Boekel,C., Coulton.C., Einfeld,C., Arbes, V. (2014), Men’s Social Connectedness for beyondblue & Movember Foundation: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/research-project-files/bw0276-mens-social-connectedness-final.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Evans, M.D.R & Kelley, J. (2002), ‘Family and community influences on life satisfaction’Report to the Department of Family and Community Services, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne: https://www.melbourneinstitute.com/downloads/labour/10_Wellbeing_FinReport.pdf

Helliwell, J.F. & Putnam, R.D. (2004), ‘The social context of well-being’, The Royal Society, Published online http://econ.arts.ubc.ca/jhelliwell/papers/Helliwell-Putnam-PTRSL2004.pdf

Kawachi, I. & Berkman, L.F. (2001), ‘Social Ties and Mental Health’, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol 78(3)  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3455910/pdf/11524_2006_Article_44.pdf

Lloyd, C., Tse, S. & Deane, F.P. (2006), ‘Community participation and social inclusion : How practitioners can make a difference?’ Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH), Vol. 5(3)      Link

Tomaszewski, W. (2011), ‘The quality of the place of living, social participation and well-being in older age: The evidence from HILDA’. In: 2011 HILDA Survey Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (1-22). 14-15 July 2011. http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:254341

SOCIAL CONNECTION & PHYSICAL HEALTH

beyondblue (2016), Connections Matter: Helping older people stay socially active. http://resources.beyondblue.org.au/prism/file?token=BL/1366

Cruwys, T., Stevens, M., Donaldson, J. L., Cárdenas, D., Platow, M. J., Reynolds, K. J. & Fong, P. (2021). Perceived COVID-19 risk is attenuated by ingroup trust: evidence from three empirical studies. BMC Public Health, Vol. 21(869). https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-10925-3

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Craike, M., Symons, C., and Payne, W.(2013). Family support and ease of access link socio-economic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls: a mediation study, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013, 10:50: http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/10/1/50

Holt-Lunstad, J., Smith, T.B., & Layton, J.B. (2010). Social Relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review. PLoS Medicine, 7(7): http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/asset?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000316.PDF

James, B.D., Wilson, R.S., Barnes, L.L., Bennett, D.A. (2011). Late-life social activity and cognitive decline in old age. J Int Neurophyschol Soc, 17(6), 998-1005: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3206295/

Kawachi, I., & Berkman, L.F. (2003). Neighbourhoods and health: Link

Wood, S, Bellis, M, Kelly, D, Hughes, K, Eckley, L and Chadborn, N. (2012). Use and perceptions of parks in Merseyside & Manchester : http://www.cph.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/use-and-perceptions-of-parks-in-merseyside-and-manchester.pdf

Ziersch, A.M., Baum, F.E., MacDougall, C., & Putland, C. (2005). Neighbourhood life and social capital: the implications for health. Social science & medicine: Link

STRONGER COMMUNITIES, SAFER CHILDREN

Dean, A., Knight, K., (2016) Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe, CFCA Resource Sheet Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in partnership with NAPCAN https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/stronger-communities-safer-children

Bessell, S. (2014), Communities Matter: Children’s Views on Communities in Australia, The Australian National University in partnership with Emeritus Professor Jan Mason, University of Western Sydney, The Benevolent Society, and NAPCAN. http://napcan.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Chilldrensviewsoncommunity_reportforchildren.pdf

Donovan, R., Ivery, P., Jalleh, G., Wood, L. (2010) ‘Help Break Down the Wall’ Community Attitudes Survey, Report by NAPCAN to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

http://wcitlibrary.pbworks.com/f/NAPCAN_Survey_Report_FINAL_4_June_2010.pdf

Eastman, C., Hill, P., Newland, J., Smyth, C., Valentine, k. (2014) Thriving in adversity: a positive deviance study of safe communities for children: National Research Agenda for Protecting Children – final report. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre. https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/pacra/thriving-adversity

Nair, L. (2012) Safe and supportive families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research CFCA Paper No. 1 Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/safe-and-supportive-families-and-communities-children-synopsis-and-critiq

Lohoar, S. (2012) Safe and supportive Indigenous families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research CFCA Paper No. 7 Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/safe-and-supportive-indigenous-families-and-communities-children-synopsis