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The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is funding and leading the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. FACS Analysis and Research has a small team of researchers and statisticians on the study:

  • Merran Butler (Chief Investigator)
  • Marina Paxman (Project Manager)
  • Albert Zhou (Data Manager)
  • Dr Robert Wells
  • Dr Courtney Breen
  • Dr Nafisa Asif
  • Sharon Burke
  • Henry Durant
  • Toula Kypreos.

The study working group

A team of experts are contracted to provide advice on the study design, data collection, data management and undertake longitudinal analysis:

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The advisory group

External agencies in the POCLS Advisory Group include:

  • NSW Health
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Department of Justice
  • CREATE Foundation
  • Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat
  • Connecting Carers NSW
  • Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies
  • Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • NSW Ombudsman

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The support agencies

Participants in the study also receive support from:

If you are part of this Study, please let the researchers at FACS or I-view know if you change your address or phone number so we can keep in contact with you.

Contact us


FACS Insights, Analysis and Research who are leading the study:
Phone: 1800-997-960
Email: Pathways@facs.nsw.gov.au

I-view who are conducting the interviews:
Web page: www.iview.com.au
Phone: 1800-105-088

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