Our research team
Headed by Dr Shelley Mallett, our Research and Organisational Development team operates out of our Fitzroy office. Working across the organisation, our researchers regularly collaborate with other community service agencies, universities, research institutes and government agencies.
Dr Shelley Mallett is an Honorary Senior lecturer at the Centre for Women’s Health, Gender and Society at the University of Melbourne and has worked extensively in academia and within the Community sector. Shelley has led and collaborated on a wide range of research projects and evaluations including Project I, the first cross-national longitudinal study of homeless young people to be conducted in Australia. Shelley sits on a number of government and sector reference groups, serves as a board member on The Council to Homeless Persons and is a member of the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council.
Contact Shelley on (03) 9695 8356 or email email@example.com
Violet Kolar is Hanover’s Assistant Manager Research. An experienced qualitative researcher, Violet has contributed to many key projects conducted by Hanover. She had primary responsibility for coordinating the Family Longitudinal Outcomes Study – the first longitudinal study on family homelessness in Australia. A key piece of work involved coordinating a study exploring the parenting beliefs and practices of Australian parents at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. This project was part of a larger international research collaboration on cross-cultural parenting practices. It involved working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the United States, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Violet has published widely and presented at numerous international and local conferences.
Contact Violet on (03) 9288 9802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Researcher Deb Batterham has been with Hanover for 9 years and in that time has worked on the evaluations of the Homeless and Drug Dependency Trial and the YP4 trial. She has undertaken work on public perceptions of homelessness, disability and homelessness, employment and homelessness, as well as heading up Hanover’s bi-annual client survey. She is currently undertaking work on homelessness and housing crisis among people aged over 55. She recently completed her Masters thesis into the structural drivers of homelessness and received the Federal Housing Minister’s Early Career Researchers Award for this work.
Contact Deb on (03) 9288 9811 or email@example.com