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Jade Purtell is a transdisciplinary researcher consolidating and integrating research evidence and practice wisdom locally and internationally to improve care systems and care experiences. Jade works across academia and the community sector to promote young people's participation in policy development and decision-making. Jade has led several participatory research projects including the Real-time rights-based recordkeeping governance project in the Department of Human Centred Computing, the Peer work models for transitions from care project in the Department of Social Work and the Education and out-of-home care project in the Faculty of Education.

Jade’s PhD project focussed on participatory theory and research with care leavers parenting through transitions from care. Jade has also worked with the Victorian Government Department of Families, Fairness and Housing on behalf of the CREATE Foundation to develop the Youth Expert Advisory Group participation model co-implementing extended care reforms. Jade has developed the Adaptive Participation Model to provide a pragmatic guide to implementing trauma-informed, extrospective and impactful participatory initiatives in research, policy and practice.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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