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Paul Flatau

Professor Paul Flatau

Director
Social Impact, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Social Impact
The University of Western Australia (M263)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1366
Fax
+61 8 6488 1004
Email
paul.flatau@uwa.edu.au
Biography
I commenced as the Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the UWA Centre for Social Impact (CSI UWA) at the UWA Business School in December 2010.

CSI UWA is a Centre of the UWA Business School and part of a national collaboration with The University of New South Wales and Swinburne University of Technology. Together, the three universities form the Centre for Social Impact, which takes a systems approach to developing innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges today, with a vision for a better Australia tomorrow.

The CSI UWA is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers.

The CSI UWA is concerned with the design, financing, provision, and leadership of social programs and activities and with the assessment and evaluation of the social impact of programs and activities. Its key aim is to develop the research evidence base around actions that create beneficial social impact and developing policy and community dialogue around that impact. Social impact refers to all forms of significant change experienced by individuals and communities. This includes income and labour market impacts, education impacts, social inclusion and relationship changes, mental and physical health effects, and overall impact on quality of life and well-being.

The CSI UWA introduced the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (GCSI) in 2011. The four units in the Graduate Certificate examine modern theory and practice across the four pillars of work of the UWA Centre for Social Impact, namely, social impact assessment, social investment, social leadership and social innovation and enterprise. These units also form part of the Flexible MBA at UWA. In 2015, an undergraduate unit Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise was introduced. This unit provides an introduction to the concepts and practices from the field of social impact, inspiring students across all disciplines to make a difference in their own unique ways. The unit highlights how innovation and entrepreneurship are solving major global social and economic challenges such as hunger, poverty, and homelessness and asks whether we are achieving social progress in Australia and internationally. It considers the rise of social entrepreneurship, the shift to a focus on collaboration, and the role of corporate social responsibility and impact investing in creating new opportunities for generating positive social impact.

Around 30 research projects have been undertaken or are being undertaken since the Centre was established.

Paul has over 100 publications in the fields of labour economics, the history of economic thought, and the economics of social policy and has an excellent national competitive research grant track record. He has made significant contributions to the analysis of social and economic outcomes and social impact and the effectiveness of programs and interventions in a number of fields including poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and housing.

A feature of his work is that he actively engages in policy and industry discussions and seek to build knowledge and debate around important issues in a variety of domains. Over the last four years as Director of the CSI UWA, he has established an extensive program of public lectures, workshops, breakfasts and conferences that have brought the University to the WA and Australian corporate, NFP and government sectors.

Paul has widespread teaching experience across all domains in economics, have developed and taught units in the management and social and public policy fields and most recently implemented the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.

Paul holds a PhD in Economics from Murdoch University, an M.Ec. from UWA and a B.Ec. from Sydney University.
Key research
The economics of social policy
Homelessness
Poverty
Unemployment
Labour economics
The history of economic thought
Publications
Books, Book Chapters and Refereed Journal Publications

1.Flatau, P.R., P. Kenyon, P.E.T. Lewis and A. Rushton, (1991), ‘The Accord, Corporatism and Outsiders in the Labour Market’ pp134-161, in M.R. Johnson, P. Kriesler and A.D. Owen (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Australian Economics, Melbourne: MacMillan ISBN 0 7329 1260 1 v+263.
2.Flatau, P.R., P.E.T. Lewis and A. Rushton, (1991), ‘The Macroeconomic Consequences of Long Term Unemployment’, Australian Economic Review, 4th Quarter, 48-56.
3.Flatau, P.R. and P. Hemmings, (1991), Labour Market Experience, Education and Training of Young Immigrants in Australia: An Inter-Generational Study, Canberra: AGPS ISBN 0 644 14364 9 xi+55.
4.Flatau, P.R. and P.E.T. Lewis, (1993), ‘Labour Market Segmentation in Australia’, Applied Economics, 25, 285-294.
5.Flatau, P.R and P. Hemmings, (1993), ‘The Cost of High and Long-Term Unemployment’, Australian Economic Review, 3rd October, 69-84.
6.Flatau, P.R., R. Petridis, and G.A.Wood, (1995), Immigrants and Invisible Underemployment Canberra: AGPS ISBN 0 644 35778 9 xiii+62.
7.Flatau, P.R. and M. Simpson (1996), ‘Part-time Youth Employment and Training: Evidence from the Australian Youth Survey’, Labour Economics and Productivity (now Australian Journal of Labour Economics), 8, 131-162.
8.Flatau, P.R. (1997), ‘Census Unit Record Data’, Australian Economic Review, vol. 30, no 1, 103-112.
9.Flatau, P.R. and G.A. Wood (1997), Assessment of Overseas Qualifications, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra, ISBN 0 642 26010 9 viii +73.
10.Flatau, P.R. (1997), ‘Fair Wages and Just Outcomes: Marshall and Pigou on the Labour Market and Redistribution’, History of Economics Review, no. 26, Winter-Summer, 109-124
11.Flatau, P.R., J. Galea and R. Petridis (2000) ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing and Unemployment’, Australian Economic Review, 33, 2, 161-181.
12.Flatau, P.R. (2000), Teaching First Year Economics at Murdoch University, Proceedings, Seventh Annual Teaching Economics Conference, 8-9th July 1999, University of Western Australia.
13.Flatau, P.R. and G.A. Wood (2000), ‘Comprehensive Income Measures, Housing Equity, and Tax-Transfer Effects’, Australian Economic Papers, 39, 3, 327-346.
14.Flatau, P.R. (2001), ‘Some Reflections of the ‘Pigou-Robinson’ Theory of Exploitation’, History of Economics Review, 33, 1-16.
15.Flatau, P.R. (2001), ‘The Methodology of Early Neo-classical Distribution Theory: Universalism, the Deductive Method, and Ethics’, History of Economics Review, 34, 33- 55.
16.Flatau, P.R. and M. Dockery (2001), How do Income Support Recipients Engage with the Labour Market, Department of Family and Community Services, Policy Research Paper Number 12, ISSN 1442-7532.
17.Flatau, P.R. and R. Leeson (2001), ‘Ray Petridis, HETSA and the Revival of the History of Economic Thought’, History of Economics Review, 34, 1-6.
18.Flatau, P.R. (2002), ‘Hicks’ The Theory of Wages: Its Place in the History of Neo-classical Distribution Theory’, History of Economics Review, 36, 44-65.
19.Flatau, P.R., Forbes, M., Hendershott, P.H., O’Dwyer, L., and G.A. Wood (2002), ‘Home Ownership and Unemployment: Does the Oswald Thesis Hold for Australian Regions?’, in Carlson, E. (ed.), The Path to Full Employment, Proceedings, Refereed Papers, 4th Path to Full Employment Conference and 9th National Conference on Unemployment, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, Newcastle. ISBN 1 920701 09 5.
20.Wood, G.A., P.R. Flatau, and R. Watson (2002), A Microsimulation Model of the Australian Housing Market with Applications to Commonwealth and State Policy Initiatives, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne. AHURI Positioning Paper No. 28, ISSN: 1834-9250, ISBN: 1 877005 45 2
21.Wood, G.A., R. Watson and P.R. Flatau (2003), A Microsimulation Model of the Australian Housing Market with Applications to Commonwealth and State Policy Initiatives, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne. AHURI Final Report No. 33, ISSN: 1834-7223, ISBN: 1 920758 27 5.
22.Bridge, C., Flatau, P.R., Whelan, S., Wood, G.A. and Yates, J. (2003) Housing Assistance and Non-Shelter Outcomes, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne. AHURI Final Report No. 40, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 920758 47 X.
23.Bridge, C., Flatau, P.R., Whelan, S., Wood, G.A. and Yates, J. (2003) Housing Assistance and Non-Shelter Outcomes, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne. Appendices to AHURI Final Report No. 40, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 920758 48 8.
24.Chotikapanich, D., P.R. Flatau, C. Owyong and G.A. Wood (2003), ‘Poverty and Income Inequality Measurement: Accommodating a Role for Owner-Occupied Housing’, Economic Record, 79, Special Issue, June, S26-S39.
25.Flatau, P.R. (2003), ‘Are Nominal Wages Downwardly Rigid? New Evidence on an Old Quarrel’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6, 1, 1-4.
26.Flatau, P.R., P. Hendershott, R. Watson, and G.A. Wood (2003), What Drives Housing Outcomes in Australia? Understanding the Role of Aspirations, Household Formation, Economic Incentives and Labour Market Interactions, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 64, ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 1 920758 80 1.
27.Chapman, B., P.R. Flatau and P. Kenyon (2004), ‘The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Special Issue: Case Studies in Labour Economics’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 7, 2, 109-124.
28.Flatau, P.R., P. Hendershott, R. Watson, and G.A. Wood (2004), What Drives Australian Housing Careers? An Examination of the Role of Labour Market, Social and Economic Determinants, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 68, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 920941 45 2.
29.Flatau, P.R., N. McGrath, S. Tually, L. Cooper, M. Morris, M. Adam, D. Marinova, A. Beer (2004), Indigenous Access to Mainstream Public and Community Housing, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 82, ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 1 920941 51 7.
30.Flatau, P.R. (2004), ‘Jevons’s One Great Disciple: Wicksteed and the Jevonian Revolution in the Second Generation’, History of Economics Review, 40, 69-107.
31.Flatau, P.R., Cooper, L., McGrath, N., Edwards, D., Hart, A., Morris, M., Lacroix, C., Adam, M., Marinova, D., Beer, A., Tually, S., and Traee, C. (2005), Indigenous Access to Mainstream Public and Community Housing, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 85, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 920941 73 8.
32.Dockery, A.M., Ong, R., Wood, G., Flatau, P., (2005) Housing Assistance Programs and their Contribution to Poverty and Unemployment Traps, National Research Venture 1: Housing Assistance and Economic Participation Research Paper 1, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, ISBN: 1 920941 77 0 [Report].
33.McGrath, N., D. Marinova and P.R. Flatau (2005), Institutionalising a Participatory Cross-Culture for Indigenous Sustainability: A Study of Housing in Western Australia, International Conference on Engaging Communities, Refereed Conference Proceedings.
34.Darby, S., Flatau, P.R., and Hafekost, I. (eds.) (2006), Building for Diversity, National Housing Conference 2005, Perth, Western Australia - 26-28 October, 2005, Peer Reviewed Proceedings, Perth, Department of Housing and Works.
35.Cooper, L., Flatau, P.R., Edwards, D., Lacroix, C., McGrath, N., and Marinova, D. (2006), ‘Indigenous Housing Need and Mainstream Public Housing Responses’, in Darby, S., Flatau, P.R., and Hafekost, I. (eds.), Building for Diversity, National Housing Conference 2005, Perth, Western Australia - 26-28 October, 2005, Peer Reviewed Proceedings, Perth.
36.Wood, G.A., R. Watson, and P.R. Flatau (2006), ‘Microsimulation Modelling of Tenure Choice and Grants to Promote Homeownership’, Australian Economic Review, 39, 1, 14-34.
37.Wood, G.A., R. Watson, and P.R. Flatau (2006), ‘Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programme Impacts on Housing Affordability in Australia: Microsimulation Model Estimates’, Housing Studies, 21, 3, 361-380.
38.Adam, M. and P.R. Flatau (2006), ‘Job Insecurity and Mental Health Outcomes: An Analysis Using Wave 1 and 2 of HILDA’, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 17, 1, 143-170.
39.Hunter, B. and P.R. Flatau (2006), New Perspectives on the Labour Market: Extending Analysis Using ABS CURFs, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 9, 2, 95-97.
40.Wood, G.A., R. Watson, and P.R. Flatau (2006), Transaction Costs, Deposit Requirements and First Home Ownership, Economic Papers, 25, 3, 252-271.
41.Flatau, P.R., Martin, R., Zaretzky, K., Haigh, Y., Brady, M., Cooper, L., Edwards, D., and Goulding, D. (2006), The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Programs, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 92, ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 1 921201 20 7.
42.Flatau, P.R., Hendershott, P.H., I. James, R. Watson and G. A. Wood (2007), ‘Leaving the Parental Home in Australia Over the Generations: Evidence from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey’, Journal of Population Research, 24, 1, 51-71.
43.Flatau, P., Slatter, M., Baulderstone, J. Coleman, A. Long, S., Memmott, P. and Sheppard, L. (2008), Sustaining At-Risk Indigenous Tenancies, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 104, ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 1 921201 50 9.
44.Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Brady, M., Haigh, Y. and Martin, R. (2008), The Cost-Effectiveness of Homelessness Programs: A First Assessment, Volume 1 – Main Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No.119, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 921201 45 2.
45.Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Brady, M., Haigh, Y. and Martin, R. (2008), The Cost-Effectiveness of Homelessness Programs: A First Assessment, Volume 2 – Appendices, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No.119, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 1 921201 45 2.
46.Zaretzky, K., and Flatau, P.R. (2008), ‘Assessing the Broader Financial Implications of Government Policy. Preventing Homelessness – A Case Study’, in Zhang, L. (ed.), The Sino-Australia International Conference on Accounting & Finance, 2008, 1-3 November 2008, pp 73-88.
47.Flatau, P.R., Dockery, M., and Stromback, T. (2008), The Economic and Social Circumstances of Australian Young People Aged 15–20 Years, Report commissioned by the Australian Fair Pay Commission, Research Report No. 1/08, Melbourne, Australian Fair Pay Commission. ISBN 978 0 9805039 0 6.
48.Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P. R., and Brady, M. (2008), ‘What is the (Net) Cost to Government of Homelessness Programs?’, The Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43, 2, 231-254.
49.Flatau, P.R. and K. Zaretzky (2008), The Economic Evaluation of Homelessness Programs, The European Journal of Homelessness, 2, December, 305-320.
50.Perkins, D., Scutella, R. and Flatau, P. R. (2008), Introduction to the Special Issue on Low Paid Work in Australia, Realities and Responses, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 11, 1, 1-6.
51.Dockery, A.M., Flatau, P.R., Ong, R., and Wood, G.A. (2008), An Analysis of the Impacts of Tax and Welfare Reform on Effective Marginal Tax Rates 1982-2002, The Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 11, 3, 203 – 226. ,
52.Hendershott, P.H., Ong, R., Wood, G.A., and Flatau, P.R. (2009), Marital History and Home Ownership: Evidence from Australia, Journal of Housing Economics, 18, 1, 13-24.
53.Stanton-Hicks, E., Marinova, D., Newman, P., Flatau, P. and Raphaely, T. (2009), ‘Indigenous Consultation for Sustainability Assessment of Strategic Industrial Areas’, in Ho, G., Mathew, K., and Anda, M., (eds.), Sustainability of Indigenous Communities in Australia, Selected papers from the National Conference held at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 12-14 July 2006, Perth: Murdoch University ISBN 978-0-86905-917-3.
54.McGrath, N., Marinova, D., and Flatau, P. (2009), ‘Creating Institutional Spaces for Crossing Cultures’, in Ho, G., Mathew, K., and Anda, M., (eds.), Sustainability of Indigenous Communities in Australia, Selected papers from the National Conference held at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 12-14 July 2006, Perth: Murdoch University ISBN 978-0-86905-917-3.
55.Flatau, P., Eardley, T., Spooner, C. and Forbes, C. (2009), Intergenerational Homelessness and the Intergenerational Use of Homelessness Services, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 119, AHURI, Melbourne. ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 978-1-921610-14-1.
56.Flatau, P., Coleman, A., Memmott, P., Baulderstone, J. and Slatter, M. (2009), Sustaining At-risk Indigenous Tenancies: A Review of Australian Policy Responses, AHURI Final Report No. 138, AHURI, Melbourne. ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-921610-24-0.
57.Summerfield, T., Young, L., Harman, J. and Flatau, P. (2010), Child Support and Welfare to Work Reforms: The Economic Consequences for Single-parent Families, Family Matters, 84, 68-78.
58.Davy, L., Bridge, C., Judd, B., Flatau, P., Morris, A., and Phibbs, P. (2010), Age-specific Housing for Low to Moderate-Income Older People, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 134, AHURI, ISSN: 1834-9250 ISBN: 978-1-921610-48-6.
59.Flatau, P., Conroy, E., Clear, A., and Burns, L., (2010), The Integration of Homelessness, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services in Australia, AHURI Positioning Paper No. 132, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-921610-46-2.
60.Cherednichenko, B., Howard, P., Hampshire, A., Butcher, J., Saggers, S., Flatau, P., Marchant, T., Campton, J., and Taouk, Y. (2010), Catalysts for Social Inclusion: the Practices and Effectiveness of the Catalyst-Clemente Program for Social Inclusion Pathways to Higher Education, 2010 Australian University Community Engagement Alliance National Conference Communities Participation and Partnership, Conference Proceedings, 5-7 July, Conference Proceedings, 165-177. ISBN 978-0-9803610-7-0.
61.Howard, P., Hampshire, A., Butcher, J., Saggers, S., Flatau, P., Marchant, T., Campton, J., Taouk, Y. & Cherednichenko, B. (2010), Social Inclusion through Transformative Education: The Catalyst Clemente Program, The Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 5 (2), 49 – 66.
62.Bridge, C., Davy, L., Judd, B., Flatau, P., Morris, A., and Phibbs, P., (2011), Age-specific Housing and Care for Low to Moderate Income Older People, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 174 ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-921610-82-0.
63.Flatau, P. (2012), Policies to Address Homelessness, International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, pp 209–214.
64.Flatau, P. (2012), Housing and Labour Markets, International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, pp 273–280.
65.Efhialelbum, A., and Flatau, P., (2013), Did foreign direct investment contribute to the Libyan economic growth in transition period?, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 9, 46-55.
66.Flatau, P., Conroy, E., Spooner, C., Edwards, R., Eardley, T. and Forbes, C., (2013), Lifetime and Intergenerational Experiences of Homelessness in Australia, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 200, ISSN: 1834-7223 ISBN: 978-1-922075-20-8.
67.Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P., Clear, A., Conroy, E., Burns, L., and Spicer, B. (2013), The Cost of Homelessness and the Net Benefit of Homelessness Programs: A National Study: Findings from the Baseline Client Survey, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 205, ISSN: 1834-7223, ISBN: 978-1-922075-27-7.
68.Flatau, P., Conroy, E., Thielking, M., Clear, A., Hall, S., Bauskis, A., Farrugia, M., and Burns, L. (2013), How Integrated are Homelessness, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services in Australia? Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 206, ISSN: 1834-7223, ISBN: 978-1-922075-28-4.
69.Zaretzky, K., and Flatau, P., (2013), The Cost of Homelessness and the Net Benefit of Homelessness Programs: A National Study, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Final Report No. 218, ISSN: 1834-7223, ISBN: 978-1-922075-47-5.
70.Flatau, P., Colic-Peisker, V., Bauskis, A., Maginn, P. and Buergelt, P., (2014), Refugees, Housing and Neighbourhoods in Australia, AHURI Final Report No. 224, ISSN: 1834-7223, ISBN: 978-1-922075-57-4.
71.Milligan, V., Hulse, K., Pawson, H., Flatau, P. and Liu, E. (2015), Strategies of Australia’s leading not-for-profit housing providers: a national study and international comparison, Final Report No.237. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/71006 [accessed: 10/05/2015].
72.Spicer B., Smith, D.I., Conroy, E., Flatau, P., Burns, L. (2015), Mental Illness and Housing Outcomes Among a Sample of Homeless Men in an Australian Urban Centre, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2015, Vol. 49(5) 471 –480. DOI: 10.1177/0004867414563187].
73.Whittaker, E., Swift, W., Flatau, P., Dobbins, T., Schollar-Root, O., and Burns, L., (2015), A place to call home: Study protocol for a longitudinal, mixed methods evaluation of two housing first adaptations in Sydney, Australia, BMC Public Health, 15:342 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1700-y.
74.Zaretzky, K. and Flatau, P. (2015), The cost effectiveness of Australian tenancy support programs for formerly homeless people, AHURI Final Report No.252. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p82028 [accessed: 18/11/2015].
75.Flatau, P., Smith, J., Carson, G., Miller, J., Burvill, A. and Brand, R. (2015), The housing and homelessness journeys of refugees in Australia, AHURI Final Report No.256. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_82015_fr2 [Accessed 16/12/2015].
76.Whittaker, E., Flatau, P. R., Swift, W., Dobbins, T. A., & Burns, L. (2016), Associations of housing first configuration and crime and social connectedness among persons with chronic homelessness histories, Psychiatric Services, October 2016, 67(10), pp. 1091 - 1097. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500446
77.Wood, L., Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Foster, S., Vallesi, S. and Miscenko, D. (2016), What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people?, AHURI Final Report No.265, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/265, doi:10.18408/ahuri-8202801.
78.Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Wood, L. and Miscenko, D. (2016), The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness, AHURI Final Report 270, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/270, doi:10.18408/ahuri-8209101.
79.Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P., Spicer, B., Conroy, E., and Burns, L. (2017), What drives the high health care costs of the homeless?, Housing Studies, doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1280777.
80.Whittaker, E., Dobbins, T., Swift, W., Flatau, P. and Burns, L. (2017), First examination of varying health outcomes of the chronically homeless according to Housing First configuration, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12631.
81.Thielking, M., Gerardi, N., Williams, B.B., Terjesen, M.D. and Flatau, P., (2017), Resources for Ethical School Psychological Practice in Australia. In Handbook of Australian School Psychology (pp. 111-124). Springer International Publishing.
82.Thielking, M., Boie, F.A., Boie, A.A., Flatau, P. and Teggelove, P., (2017) School Psychological Practice with Students from Socio-economically Disadvantaged Backgrounds. In Handbook of Australian School Psychology (pp. 553-574). Springer International Publishing.
83.MacKenzie, D., McNelis, S., Flatau, P., valentine, k. and Seivwright, A. (2017), The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence, AHURI Final Report No. 274, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/274, doi:10.18408/ahuri-5109201.

Other Publications

1.Wood, G.A., R. Watson, and P.R. Flatau (2002), ‘The First Home Owner’s Grant Scheme and Volatility in the Building Industry and Housing Markets’, Western Australian Economic Review, 22, 1, 155-159.
2.Flatau, P. R. (2004), ‘Indigenous Access to Mainstream Public and Community Housing’, Parity, 2, 10, 19-20.
3.Flatau, P., Cooper, L., Haigh, Y., Martin, R., Brady, M., Zaretzky, K. and Edwards, D., (2006), The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of homelessness prevention and assistance programs, Parity, 19(2), p.17.
4.Brady, M. and P. R. Flatau (2007), Primary Homelessness Over the Life Course, Parity, 20, 3, 15-16.
5.Flatau, P.R. (2007), ‘The Cost-Effectiveness of Homelessness Programs’, Parity, 20, 7, 23-26.
6.Flatau, P.R. (2007), ‘Perspectives on Homelessness Research’, Parity, 20, 7, 9.
7.Flatau, P.R. (2009), Goals and Targets and the National Framework on Homelessness, Parity, 22, 1, 8-10.
8.Jamieson, K.L. and Flatau, P.R. (2009), The Child Protection System and Homelessness Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies, Parity, 22, 2, 15-16.
9.Flatau, P.R. and Paris, A. (2009), Homelessness Early Intervention Programs in the Private Rental Market, Parity, 22, 3, 42-44.
10.Conroy, E., Burns, L., Flatau, P.R., and Clear, A. (2010), The Integration of Homelessness, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services in Australia, Parity, 23, 7, 8-9.
11.Paris, A., and Flatau, P.R. (2010), What would it take to have an Effective Aboriginal Tenancy Support Service?, Parity, 23, 7, 18.
12.Hampshire, A., Marchant, T., di Nicola, K., Larsen, K., Flatau, P., Roberts, R., Spencer, M., Burns, L., Conroy, E., Spicer, B., Edwards, R. (2010), Experiences of Homelessness among Adult Men in Sydney: Findings from the Michael Project Research Study, Parity, 23, 7, 11-13.
13.Baukis, A., Butcher, J., Campton, J. Cherednichenko, B., Flatau, P.R., French, G., Hampshire, A., Howard, P., Marchant, T., Saggers, S., Taouk, Y. (2010), Enhancing Social Inclusion through Community Embedded, Socially Supported University Education: The Catalyst-Clemente Program, Parity, 23, 7, 30-31.
14.Flatau, P.R., Spencer, M., Eardley, T., Edwards, R., Conroy, E., Spooner, C., and Forbes, C. (2010), Intergenerational Homelessness and Lifetime Experiences of Homelessness in Australia: Evidence for the Need for Early Interventions, Parity, 23, 7, 47-48.
15.Flatau, P.R. (2010), Opinion, Parity, 23, 8, 44, 43.
16.Baukis, A., Butcher, J., Campton, J. Cherednichenko, B., Flatau, P.R., French, G., Hampshire, A., Howard, P., Marchant, T., Saggers, S., Taouk, Y. (2010), Enhancing Social Inclusion through Community Embedded, Socially Supported University Education: The Catalyst-Clemente Program, Parity, 23, 7, 30-31.
17.Flatau, P.R., Spencer, M., Eardley, T., Edwards, R., Conroy, E., Spooner, C., and Forbes, C. (2010), Intergenerational Homelessness and Lifetime Experiences of Homelessness in Australia: Evidence for the Need for Early Interventions, Parity, 23, 7, 47-48.
18.Flatau, P. R. (2011), Evaluating Homelessness Programs, Parity, 24, 7, 40, 39.
19.Flatau, P.R., Thielking, M., Steen, A. and MacKenzie, D. (2012), The Real Costs of Homelessness for Young People, Parity, 25, 6, 6-7.
20.Flatau, P. R. (2012), Homelessness and Health Service Integration in Australia, Parity, 25, 7, 18-19.
21.Martin, R., Roberts, C., and Flatau, P. R. (2012), Introduction, Parity, 25, 9, 5.
22.Flatau, P., Conroy, E., Marchant, T., Burns, L., Spicer, B., Di Nicola, K., Edwards, R., Bauskis, A., Athanassios, M. and Larsen, K. (2012), The Michael Project, 2007-2010, New Perspectives and Possibilities for Homeless Men, Mission Australia.
23.Conroy, E., Bower, M., Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Eardley, T., and Burns, L., (2014), The MISHA Project. From Homelessness to Sustained Housing 2010-2013, Mission Australia, Sydney.
24.Thielking, M., Flatau, P. and Hampshire, A., (2014), Free, or not so Free? The Costs of Education, Insight, Victorian Council of Social Service, Issue 11, 38-41. http://insight.vcoss.org.au/free-or-not-so-free-the-cost-of-education/ http://apo.org.au/research/free-or-not-so-free-cost-education
25.Flatau, P., Thielking, M., MacKenzie, D., and Steen, A., (2015). The Australian Youth Homeless Experience: Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey of Homeless Youth, Parity, 28, 3, 4-6.
26.Oldfield, R., Thielking, M., MacKenzie, D., Flatau, P., Steen, A. (2015). The Role of Resilience in a Homeless Youth Population, Parity, 28, 3, 28-29.
27.Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Adams, S., Horton, A., Smith, J. (2015), Measuring Outcomes for Impact in the Community Sector in Western Australia, Bankwest Foundation, Social Impact Series, No. 1 March 2015 http://www.bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the-community/community-overview/bankwest-foundation#
28.Flatau, P., Thielking, M., MacKenzie, D., & Steen, A. (2015), The cost of youth homelessness in Australia study: snapshot report 1, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Salvation Army Australia, Mission Australia, Anglicare Australia, Centre for Social Impact, viewed 19 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/50/55AC3D19B3DAE.
29.Thielking, M., Flatau, P., La Sala, L., Sutton, D. (2015), Couch surfing students: the Yarra Ranges youth homelessness prevention project, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Western Australia, Centre for Social Impact, viewed 19 July 2015, 30.Adams, S., Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., McWilliam, D. & Smith, J. (2015). Measuring the Difference we Make: The State of Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector in Western Australia, Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series No. 3, Bankwest Foundation, Western Australia.
31.Flatau, P, Wood, L, MacKenzie, D, Spinney, A, Zaretzky, K, Valentine, K & Habibis, D (2015) The Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia, AHURI Inquiry Discussion Paper, Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited. Available from: http://www.ahuri.edu.au/about/nhrp/epi82090.
32.MacKenzie, D., Flatau, P., Steen, A. and Thielking, M. (2016) The cost of youth homelessness in Australia, Research Briefing, Swinburne University, University of Western Australia, Charles Sturt University, The Salvation Army, Mission Australia, Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn, Melbourne.
33.Flatau, P., Adams, S. and Seivwright, A. (2016) The Practice, Prevalence and Funding of Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector: Findings from the Outcomes Measurement in the Western Australian Community Sector Survey Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series, No. 5, Bankwest Foundation, Western Australia.
34.Seivwright, A, P Flatau, S Adams and C Stokes (2016) The Future of Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector, Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series, No. 6, Bankwest Foundation, Western Australia.
35.Flatau, P., (2016) Ten from Ten: Answers to ten questions on equity, The Architect, Spring 2016, 94-95.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Position: Director of the UWA Centre for Social Impact in the UWA Business School.

Teaching: The co-ordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact since its inception in 2011. Co-ordinator of units in the GCSI. Co-ordinator of Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise (BUSN1102).

PhD supervision: Currently supervise three PhD students. One student will submit in January. Supervision of one DBA student and a Masters student.

Future research
New programs of research include:
*Outcomes measurement in the community sector (with Bankwest Foundation)
*The financing of homelessness services
*The Journey to Social Inclusion program - A Randomised Controlled Trial Analysis
*Impact investment for affordable housing and social enterprises.
Funding received
Selected Recent Research Grants 2010:

Inquiry into the Funding and Delivery of Programs to Reduce Homelessness Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2015

Evaluation of St Vincent's Hospital Homeless Health Services University of Western Sydney ex St Vincent's Hospital 2015

Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Mark II 2015 to 2018 Sacred Heart Mission 2015

The Funding and Delivery of Homelessness Services - Case Study Evidence Swinburne University ex Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2015

Who Supports the Homeless? An Exploration of the Funding of Australian Homelessness Services Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2015

A Research Program Supporting Development & Growth in the Community Sector in Western Australia Bankwest Foundation 2014

Facilitating Capacity Building in the Australian Not-For-Profit Sector through Improved Work Learning ARC Linkage Projects 2013

Facilitating Capacity Building in the Australian Not-For-Profit Sector through Improved Work Learning Ernst & Young 2013

Evaluation of Platform 70 Project University of New South Wales ex NSW Department of Family & Community Services Housing 2013

Understanding Social Impact Bonds Lotterywest 2012

Michael Project Research Study Mission Australia 2012

Evaluation of Horizon House Service St John of God Health Care 2012

Sustainable Mining Development - leveraging regional mining investments for socio-economic development International Mining for Development Centre ex AusAID 2012

Understanding Decision Making in the Not For Profit Housing Sector - Longitudinal & Comparative Components University of New South Wales ex Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2012

Intergenerational Homelessness & use of Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute2012

BHP Billiton Iron ore Social Baseline Study Phase 2 BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd 2012

The cost effectiveness of sustaining tenancies of formerly homeless clients with high needs Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute2012

Understanding Leadership Strategy & Organisational Dynamics in the Not For Profit Housing Sector University of New South Wales ex Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2011


Evaluation of the Inner City Youth at Risk Project and Inner City Assertive Outreach ServiceNSW Health Administration Corporation 2011

Social Enterprise in Western Australia: Structures, Processes and Activity WA Department of Premier & Cabinet 2011

Mission Australia Misha Project Mission Australia 2011

The Social and Economic Impact of Indigenous Employment and Indigenous Business Activity BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd 2011

BHP Billiton Ore Handling Environmental Social
Baseline Study BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd 2011

Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion in Australia Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2011

The Cost of Homelessness and the Benefit of Homelessness Programs: A National Study Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute2011

Homelessness and Services and System Integration Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute 2011

The Costs of Youth Homelessness in Australia Swinburne University ex ARC Linkage Projects 2010

Social Inclusion Through Community Embedded Socially Supported University Education Australian Catholic University ex ARC Linkage Projects $14,747.00
Industrial relevance
Commonwealth Treasury Canberra
Previous positions
The Commonwealth Treasury, Canberra; Senior Research Officer, Budget Policy Section, General Economic and Financial Policy Division.

Murdoch University; Associate Professor, Murdoch Business School
Teaching
MGMT5516 Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation

MGMT5615 Selected Topics in Management: Demonstrating Social Impact

BUSN1102 Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise

Useful links
http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/csi
New and noteworthy
Watch out for the CSI UWA Social Impact Festival coming to you in July 20-28 and the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference Dec 1-2 2016 in Perth.

Play a significant role in knowledge transfer and related engagement activities. We provide easy to read snapshot reports of our work in a variety of settings. See for example the Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series and publications we have on Australian Policy Online.

Recent examples include:

*Free or not so free? The cost of education http://apo.org.au/research/free-or-not-so-free-cost-education

*The MISHA project: from homelessness to sustained housing 2010-2013
http://apo.org.au/research/misha-project-homelessness-sustained-housing-2010-2013

*The cost of youth homelessness in Australia study: snapshot report 1http://apo.org.au/research/cost-youth-homelessness-australia-study

*Couch surfing students: the Yarra Ranges youth homelessness prevention projectMay-15http://apo.org.au/research/couch-surfing-students-yarra-ranges-youth-homelessness-prevention-project

*Measuring the difference we make: the state-of-play of outcomes measurement in the community sector in Western Australiahttp://apo.org.au/research/measuring-difference-we-make

Watch out for upcoming events:

*The 2016 Social Impact Festival

*The 2016 Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference




Current projects
*Sacred Heart Mission (SHM) Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Mark II 2015 -2018 Randomised Control Trial

*BHP Billiton Community Development Project: Action Learning Program for Community Service Organisations in Western Australia.

*AHURI Inquiry on the financing of homelessness services:

*Bankwest Foundation: Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector
ARC Linkage Project - Facilitating Capacity and Work Learning in the Not-for-Profit sector

*ARC Linkage Project: The Costs of Youth Homelessness

*Refugees and housing

*The Health and Other Benefits from Public Housing

Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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