Internet Links

Here are some internet links that relate to the work of Social Research & Evaluation.



Research Centres

  • National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)
    The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at The Australian National University (ANU) conducts research, teaching and research training, with a focus on relevance, excellence, the use of innovative methods and a positive health impact. At NCEPH we aim to ‘make a difference’ by advancing understanding of the determinants of population health and developing effective health policies that promote equity, a healthy future for our children and environmental sustainability.

  • Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP)
    The DPMP website is designed for both policy makers and researchers. It serves to provide information on illicit drug policies and tools for policy makers but also on the current and completed work of the DPMP research team. The DPMP website contains comprehensive information about illicit drug policies including:

    • An overview of DPMP and information about us
    • Links to national and state policy documents
    • Statistical data on rates of drug use
    • Analysis of policy options under the section what works
    • Tools and methods for both researchers and policy makers
  • RAND Drug Policy Research Center (DPRC)
    Since 1989, the RAND Drug Policy Research Center has conducted research to help community leaders and public officials develop more effective ways of dealing with drug problems. In doing so, the DPRC brings an objective, pragmatic perspective to this often emotional and fractious policy arena. The Center’s goal is to provide a firm, empirical foundation on which sound policies can be built.
  • National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
    An internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. The promotion of Workforce Development (WFD) principles, research and evaluation of effective practices is NCETA’s core business.
  • National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
    Conducts and disseminates high quality research that contributes to the primary prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm in Australia.
  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
    A premier research institution in Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The overall mission of NDARC is to conduct high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.
  • Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
    Strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms. They aspire to be a world leading service delivery and research and development centre.
  • Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC)
    Provides research output at a national and international level in alcohol and drug-related areas, training for professionals responding to alcohol and drug problems, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in alcohol and drugs. Staff also provide support for resource development.

Professional Associations

  • Australasian Evaluation Society (AES)
    The Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) is the primary Australasian professional organisation for people involved in evaluation including evaluation practitioners, managers, teachers and students of evaluation, and other interested individuals.
  • American Evaluation Association (AEA)
    The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation.
  • Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
    APSAD is dedicated to raising awareness about the problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, and to promoting improved standards in clinical practice and in research into this and allied subjects.
  • International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
    Many nations are committed to addressing problems arising from the use, distribution and control of illegal drugs. Policies to deal with these issues are becoming more explicit and a growing number of scientific analysts, within and outside of government, have become interested in understanding the effects of drug policies. The ISSDP aims to:

    • Develop relations among these analysts and thus strengthen the field.
    • Be a forum for high quality drug policy analysis.
    • Develop the scientific base for policy decisions.
    • Improve the interface between researchers and policy makers.
  • Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
    In Australia, the Public Health Association of Australia Inc (PHAA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on public health. The Association is also involved in advocacy for public health policy, development, research and training.
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
    The society is devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field.

Other useful sites

  • Booko
    Booko is a site with a very simple goal – to find the cheapest place to buy books & DVDs in Australia. This site started out as a personal itch and has slowly grown into a very handy site, slowly adding more shops for comparison and more features to make it easier to use.

  • Australian Policy Online
    ‘The best online source of Australian policy information’.
  • The Interpreter: The Lowy Institute for International Policy
    The Interpreter aims to provide fresh insights into international events and a new way to experience and interact with the Lowy Institute. It is required reading for anyone interested in the subjects covered by the Institute.
  • The Conversation
    The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector – written by acknowledged experts and delivered directly to the public. As professional journalists, we aim to make this wealth of knowledge and expertise accessible to all. Our initial content partners include the Australian Group of Eight universities (ANU, University of Adelaide, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, and University of Western Australia) plus University of Technology, Sydney, CSIRO, and the Australian Science Media Centre.