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Ami Seivwright

Postdoctoral researcher in the measurement of social and economic change

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Dr Ami Seivwright is a postdoctoral researcher in the measurement of social and economic change at the Institute for Social Change in the College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE). Her position is a joint appointment between CALE and the College of Business and Economics (COBE)

Biography

Prior to her current role at the University of Tasmania, Ami was a researcher at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia Business School, focusing on complex social problems such as homelessness and entrenched disadvantage.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia, Australia 2017. Thesis: An emerging spectrum of eCSR: Development and empirical exploration of a theoretical model of employee CSR behaviour
  • BCom (1st Class Hons), The University of Western Australia, Australia, 2011. Thesis: Social Identity Theory and the retention of fly-in, fly-out workers

Administrative expertise

Project management, grant writing, grant management, stakeholder engagement

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • Lecturer – Qualitative Methods for Outcomes Measurement module of executive education course (UWA)
  • Tutor – Changing the World: Innovation, Finance and Enterprise (UWA)

Research Appointments

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Organizational Behavior (ABDC A*)

Ad-hoc reviewer, Human Relations (ABDC A*)

Ad-hoc reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Ad-hoc reviewer, Nutrients

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Expertise

Capability statement: Ami uses mixed methods to examine social and economic wellbeing among various cohorts and in various contexts. The majority of her research experience has involved working with non-profit, government, and corporate partners to deliver research outcomes that inform programs and policy.

Research expertise: Corporate social responsibility, social issues, homelessness, entrenched disadvantage, socioeconomic wellbeing, socioeconomic indicators, qualitative methods, outcomes measurement, evaluation

Fields of Research

  • Social change (441004)
  • Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment (441001)
  • Not-for-profit accounting and accountability (350106)
  • Sociology of inequalities (441012)
  • Housing policy (440707)
  • Regional analysis and development (330406)
  • Communication studies (470101)
  • Political economy and social change (440404)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Public health nutrition (321005)
  • Corporate social responsibility (350702)
  • Arts and cultural policy (470201)
  • Communication and media studies (470199)
  • Australian government and politics (440801)
  • Impacts of tourism (350801)
  • Public policy (440709)
  • Labour, migration and development (440403)
  • Industry economics and industrial organisation (380109)
  • Social policy (440712)
  • Food and hospitality services (350401)

Research Objectives

  • Homelessness and housing services (230109)
  • Social class and inequalities (230112)
  • Community services (230199)
  • Structure, delivery and resourcing (230113)
  • Employment patterns and change (230501)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Management (150302)
  • Employment services (230106)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Violence and abuse services (230114)
  • Political systems (230203)
  • Hospitality services (119901)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Public services policy advice and analysis (230204)
  • Economic issues in tourism (110401)
  • Public sector productivity (150305)

Publications

Total publications

27

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Wood L, Flatau P, Seivwright A, Wood N, 'Out of the trenches: prevalence of Australian veterans among the homeless population and the implications for public health', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health pp. 1-8. ISSN 1326-0200 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.13175 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2020Seivwright AN, Callis Z, Flatau P, 'Food insecurity and socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 Article 559. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17020559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

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2016Seivwright AN, Unsworth KL, 'Making sense of corporate social responsibility and work', Frontiers in Psychology, 7 Article 443. ISSN 1664-1078 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00443 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

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Other Public Output

(24 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Lester L, Seivwright A, Flatau P, Crane E, Minto K, 'Supporting Women and Children Experiencing Family and Domestic Violence: The Zonta House Impact Report', Centre for Social Impact, UWA, Perth, Australia (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/z9z0-qq04 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Phillips S, Seivwright A, Young S, Fisher C, Harries M, et al., 'Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia: The 100 Families WA Report', The 100 Families WA project, 100 Families WA, Perth, Australia (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/b914-1j34 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Seivwright A, 'Attitudes towards vaccination and borders in the second year of the pandemic', The Tasmania Project, UTAS Institute for Social Change, Hobart, Tasmania, Report 50 (2021) [Report Other]

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2021Seivwright A, Lester L, Fairthorne J, Vallesi S, Callis Z, et al., 'Ending homelessness in Western Australia 2021', The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness, Centre for Social Impact, Business School, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2021) [Report Other]

DOI: 10.25916/azv7-h038 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Seivwright AN, 'Engagement with culture and the arts during the second year of COVID-19', The Tasmania Project, UTAS Institute for Social Change, Hobart, Tasmania, Report 51 (2021) [Report Other]

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2020Callis Z, Seivwright A, Orr C, Flatau P, 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Families in Hardship In Western Australia', The 100 Families WA project, Perth, Australia (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/5f3b2a5e4bb42 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Kaleveld L, Bock C, Seivwright A, 'Increasing and Improving Community Mental Health Supports in Western Australia', Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.26182/5f5719f478a17 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Seivwright A, Callis Z, Thielking M, Flatau P, 'Chronic Homelessness in Melbourne: Third-Year Outcomes of Journey to Social Inclusion Phase 2 Study Participants', Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda, VIC (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/5ee6e3e9c2b35 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Thielking M, McLeod B, Mackelprang J, Spiers J, Callis Z, et al., 'A Qualitative Study of Sacred Heart Mission's Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) and the Broader Service System in Melbourne: Perspectives of J2SI Study Participants', Swinburne University of Technology (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/5ed7156eebc96 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Callis Z, Seivwright A, Flatau P, 'Outcomes Measurement in the Australian Community Sector: A National Report Card', BankWest Foundation Social Impact Series, UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia, 10 (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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2019Flatau P, Seivwright A, Mollinger-Sahba A, Bock C, Thomas L, et al., 'The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement Framework: Data Dictionary', Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.26182/5d391cf5f0e2d [eCite] [Details]

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2019Kaleveld L, Seivwright A, Flatau P, Thomas L, Bock C, et al., 'Ending Homelessness in Western Australia 2019 Report', The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Snapshot Report Series, The University of Western Australia, Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.26182/5d4937c80bcd6 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Mollinger-Sahba A, Flatau P, Seivwright A, Kaleveld L, Bock C, et al., 'The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness outcomes measurement and evaluation framework', UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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2019Seivwright A, Callis Z, Flatau P, 'Entrenched Disadvantage in Western Australia: Health, Economic and Social Impacts', 100 Families WA Bulletin No 1, 100 Families WA, Perth, Australia (2019) [Report Other]

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2019Seivwright A, Flatau P, 'The life experiences and hardship faced by those on Newstart and related payments: Evidence from the 100 Families WA study', 100 Families WA Bulletin No 2, 100 Families WA, Perth, Australia (2019) [Report Other]

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2019Seivwright A, Flatau P, 'Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia: The 100 Families WA Baseline Report', The 100 Families WA project, Perth, Australia (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.26182/5d5b937d6794d [eCite] [Details]

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2018Flatau P, Seivwright A, Callis Z, Thielking M, Mackelprang J, et al., 'Chronic Homelessness in Melbourne: First-Year Outcomes of Journey to Social Inclusion Phase 2 Study Participants', Journey to Social Inclusion, Sacred Heart Mission, Centre for Social Impact, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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2018Flatau P, Tyson K, Callis Z, Seivwright A, Box E, et al., 'The State of Homelessness in Australia's Cities: A Health and Social Cost Too High', UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia (2018) [Report Other]

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2018Kaleveld L, Seivwright A, Box E, Callis Z, Flatau P, 'Homelessness in Western Australia: A review of the research and statistical evidence', Department of Communities, Western Australia; UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.25916/5b6386ebc913a [eCite] [Details]

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2017Callis Z, Flatau P, Seivwright A, 'Outcomes Measurement in the Community Sector: Are we Heading in the Right Direction?', BankWest Foundation Social Impact Series, UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia, 8 (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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2017MacKenzie D, McNelis S, Flatau P, Valentine K, Seivwright A, '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, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-5109201 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2017Seivwright A, Callis Z, Flatau P, Isaachsen P, 'Resilient Families, Strong Communities: Mapping service expenditure and outcomes in the Pilbara and the Kimberley', Regional Services Reform Unit, Department of Communities, Government of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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2016Flatau P, Adams S, Seivwright A, '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, UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia, 5 (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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2016Seivwright A, Flatau P, Adams S, Stokes C, 'The future of outcomes measurement in the community sector in Western Australia', BankWest Foundation Social Impact Series, UWA Centre for Social Impact, Perth, Australia, 6 (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

21

Total funding

$3,644,428

Projects

Devonport data gathering on barriers to women reengaging in the workforce and community (2022)$12,786
Description
The project will gather data to enhance knowledge about the extent to which women in Devonport are struggling to reconnect with business and community, and the reasons underlying that struggle.
Funding
Devonport City Council ($12,786)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lester EA; Seivwright AN; Kocar S; Stanford SN
Year
2022
Towards a common wellbeing outcomes framework: creating a shared understanding of conceptual and practical issues (2022)$52,697
Description
The project is to map and understand commonalities and differences across population-level outcomes measurement frameworks
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($52,697)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lester EA; Fabian M; Kocar S; Seivwright AN
Year
2022
Hospitality research desktop research (2021)$4,347
Description
Provide desktop research on the various contributions of the hospitality industry to the Tasmanian economy.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($4,347)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Seivwright AN
Year
2021
Academic Impact Measurement Validation and Operationalisation Project (2021)$29,810
Funding
St John Ambulance ($29,810)
Scheme
Research Contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Lester Leanne; Teal Renee
Year
2021
Building the social impact story of the safeguarding childrens services (2021)$56,457
Funding
Australian Childhood Foundation ($56,457)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Atkins Mariana; Kaleveld Lisette; Teal Renee; Mok Katherine; Lester Leanne
Year
2021
Evaluation of the Aspire social impact bond (2021)$64,204
Funding
South Australian Treasurer ($64,204)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Lester Leanne; Teal Renee
Year
2021
Evaluation of Wraparound Early Intervention Professional Learning (2021)$71,649
Funding
WA Department of Education ($71,649)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Lester Leanne; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2021
Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Initiative (2020 - 2022)$475,000
Funding
Community Mental Health Australia ($475,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Kaleveld Lisette; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Atkins Nicole
Period
2020 - 2022
Develop an evidence framework to inform the response to COVID-19 and homelessness (2020)$80,000
Funding
Lotterywest ($80,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Lester Leanne
Year
2020
National CSI Project - Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector & Building Back Better (Building Back Better Project): Funds for Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector Survey, module development and project management (2020)$105,000
Funding
University of New South Wales ($105,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
Development of Zonta Houses Data Analytics and Evaluation Capabilities (2020)$62,082
Funding
Zonta House Refuge Association ($62,082)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
Capturing and leveraging learnings from service innovation during COVID-19 (2020)$113,500
Funding
University of New South Wales ($113,500)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
Understanding and measuring the impact of a Journey to Social Inclusion model modified for a cohort of young mothers and their families (2020)$15,000
Funding
Journey to Social Inclusion J2SI ELC Limited ($15,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
National analysis of the VI-SPDAT data and the evaluation of progress under the Australian Advance to Zero programs to produce a national report and series of impact workshops (2020)$40,000
Funding
Neami National ($40,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Faltau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
Ending Homelessness in Australia: Opportunities for Building Back Better from COVID-19 (2020)$105,000
Funding
University of New South Wales ($105,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe
Year
2020
Ongoing advice in relation to MercyCare's Outcomes Measurement Framework and related activities (2019)$18,182
Funding
Mercycare ($18,182)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Callis Zoe; Seivwright Ami
Year
2019
Impact Study and Principles Definition Workshop to Facilitate the Development of the UWA Regional Strategy (2019)$59,125
Funding
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education, UWA ($59,125)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Dobb Kathryn
Year
2019
100 Families WA (2018 - 2020)$1,750,000
Funding
Western Australian Council of Social Services ex-Lotterywest ($1,750,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Young Susan; Fisher Colleen; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Kickett Glenda
Period
2018 - 2020
WA Alliance for Ending Homelessness Strategy (2018)$230,000
Funding
Lotterywest ($230,000)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Dobb Kathryn; Kaleveld Lisette
Year
2018
Mentoring 2 Work Project Evaluation (2018 - 2019)$250,769
Funding
Council on the Ageing WA ex- Department of Social Services ($250,769)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Seivwright Ami; Callis Zoe; Kaleveld Lisette
Period
2018 - 2019
Try, Test and Learn Fund Co-Development Services (2017)$48,820
Funding
Department of Social Services ($48,820)
Scheme
Research contract
Administered By
The University of Western Australia
Research Team
Flatau Paul; Wood Lisa; Seivwright Ami; Dobb Kathryn
Year
2017