Having formerly worked in both Commonwealth and state government agencies, Kate has over six years of experience in social and policy research, descriptive statistics and report writing. Most recently during her time with the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, Kate has been involved in a number of major evaluations in the areas of education and domestic violence, and has co-written reports on equal access to food and disability services.
Kate has a Masters in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Economics. She also worked as both a Policy Analyst in the NSW Department of Education and at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Simoes dos Santos, P, Duxson, S, Burridge, N, Miller, K, Chodkiewicz, A, Ellinson, A & Goodall, A White Ribbon Australia 2019, Evaluation of Breaking the Silence Schools Program, pp. 1-159, White Ribbon Australia.
The University of Technology (UTS) was engaged by White Ribbon Australia in 2017 to evaluate the Breaking the Silence Schools Program (BtS), which is a primary prevention program that has been run in Australian schools since 2009. The BtS program provides professional learning for principals and teachers to give them foundational knowledge, tools and strategies to encourage, enable and support respectful relationships and violence prevention in schools.
UTS developed the evaluation approach that integrates a suite of research methods and data sources from previous internal evaluations and program materials. The report presents the findings and recommendations from this evaluation.