Congratulations to the recipients of our most recent Lived Experience Partnership Grants. The grants, of up to $10,000 will be made available in 2023 to support support research in partnership with the PREMISE and Matilda Youth Advisory Board (YAB), the Matilda Centre Lived Experience Research Network (LEARN), and other lived experience researchers.
Learn more about the winners and their projects:
In partnership with a Gender and Sexuality Diverse (LGBTQ+) Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), Leslie Peters will conduct focus groups and interviews with LGBTQ+ youth and secondary school staff to co-develop and live-launch a step-by-step, how-to guide for secondary school staff to affirm, support, and include LGBTQ+ young people. This project was ground up co-designed with a LGBTQ+ YAC who said while many relevant resources exist, many secondary school staff ‘don’t know where to start’, are often too burnt out for co-curricular ‘Gay-Straight Alliances’, or are restricted by religious and/or administrative school policies.
Dr Katrina Prior will research the challenges faced by, and needs of, postpartum mothers with anxiety and drinking concerns. She aims to build our understanding of how these conditions are interrelated and impact mothers and infants, as well as develop an online postpartum anxiety-alcohol support program. Dr Prior will involve the LEARN and collaborate with Victoria Vanstone, an alcohol-free living advocate and founder of Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy, who has lived experience of postpartum anxiety and drinking, and has forged a large community of other people with similar personal experiences.