ACCRU affiliates have extensive experience in delivering research and consultancy outcomes for a wide range of organisations. Some of our recent research and project work includes:
2018 Humanitarian Emergencies in a Digital World Project - This University of Adelaide and UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)-supported Interdisciplinary Research Fund Project explores the role that new information and communication technologies (ICTs) play in increasing situational awareness for affected communities and humanitarian organisations during emergencies.
2016-17 Australian Civil-Military Centre Communication and Complex Emergencies Phase 2 - This project looks at the role of social media and communication more broadly in conflict and complex emergencies and will result in a number of outputs, including two publications and a workshop.
2017 UNICEF Madagascar C4D in Emergencies - Working with the Government emergency department in Madagascar the BNGRC this project facilitated training workshops and the development of the C4D in Emergencies Madagascar resource guide, which is a context specific guide to utilising communication during emergencies.
2014-15 UNICEF Communication for Humanitarian Action - This project built a resource guide for the rapid development of humanitarian communication strategies in emergency situations. The work involved liaising with a wide range of UN stakeholders, as well as testing and development of the resource in Fiji.
2013 Australian Civil-Military Centre Communication and Complex Emergencies Phase 1 - This project looks at the role of social media and communication more broadly in conflict and complex emergencies and will result in a number of outputs, including two publications and a workshop.
2012 AusAID and USAID - MTV End Trafficking and Exploitation Campaign (EXIT) - Team Leader for Independent Review of MTV EXIT Phase III Campaign and Phase IV design.
2012-14 Australian Research Council & SA Health - assessment of the role of social media and smart phone ‘apps' to support healthy pregnancy in the context of social deprivation in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
2011 AusAID & ABC International Development - Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) - lead designer for Phase 2 of a regional program that supports the Pacific media and communications sectors. This program was ultimately granted over AUD$11 million funding to enable it to continue its work for another 4 years.
2011 ABC International Development - Country Baseline Study of Pacific Media Sectors - This AusAID/PACMAS funded work focused on the development of short baseline datasets for each Pacific Island Forum country against which future assessment can be made. The work draws on UNESCO's Media Development Indicators (2008) work.
2011-12 AusAID/DFID/3ie - Systematic review of the role that communication for development plays in fragile states. Conducted with ABC International, InterMedia and Wan Smal Bag (Vanuatu).
2010 AusAID & ABC International Development - Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) - Review of Phase 1 of the PACMAS program, including attendance at UNESCO World Press Freedom Day.