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Tony Barnett is Head of Policy and Research at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Education Institute. His research is focused on strengthening the evidence-base about the need for, and effectiveness of, education support services for children and young people with a chronic health condition.
Tony holds a Master of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention, Oxford, and a Master of Social Policy from the University of Melbourne. He is an Honorary Fellow at both the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Prior to his current appointment at The Royal Children's Hospital, Tony was Senior Manager, Early Years at the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research & Policy Centre where he managed the national evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) on behalf of the Australian Government.
- Head of Policy and Research at The Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute
- Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics
Tony Barnett's interests lie in research and education around evidence informed policy and practice in the fields of social work, education and early childhood development, with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psycho-social interventions in these fields.
- The Classroom Promotion of Oral Language Trial (CPOL)
Refereed journal articles:
Quach, J & Barnett, T 'Impact of chronic illness timing and persistence at school entry on child and parent outcomes: Australian longitudinal study', in press Academic Pediatrics, 2014
Barnett, T, Diallo Roost, F, & McEachran, J 2012, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)', Family Matters, vol. 91 pp. 25 – 35
Barnett, T 2012, 'Waba Garrungu (Good Money): aboriginal Australians and financial inclusion', Brotherhood Comment, April 2012, p. 9
Diallo Roost, F, Barnett, T, & McEachran, J 2012, 'A worthwhile investment: findings from the national evaluation of HIPPY', Brotherhood Comment, April 2012, pp. 4 – 5
Liddell, M, Barnett, T, Diallo Roost, F, & McEachran, J 2011, Investing in our future: an evaluation of the national rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Canberra