Pathways to Permanency: A Spotlight on Guardianship and Adoption – Part 2 of 6
Research to practice
Prof. Judy Cashmore AO (University of Sydney) and Dr. Nafisa Asif (FACSIAR, DCJ)
This session will focus on research undertaken as part of the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study, including children’s relationships and placement stability.
Prof Judy Cashmore AO
Judy is Professor of Socio-legal Research and Policy, and Professorial Fellow in the Research Centre for Children and Families at the University of Sydney. Her research has focused on decision-making processes and children’s involvement with, and perceptions of, criminal and child welfare processes concerning children’s safety, care and adoption, and the prosecution of child sexual offences. She has been a long-term researcher on the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) of children entering care for the first time in New South Wales, focussing her analysis on children’s relationships with their family and their carers. She is a member of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales and the NSW Children’s Court Advisory Committee.
Dr Nafisa Asif
Nafisa works with Family and Community Services Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR), NSW Department of Communities and Justice as a Senior Researcher in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study team. She has a PhD in Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health, Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. With extensive experience in research across the government (Commonwealth and State) and non-government sector, she has found her calling in social research that informs policy and programs to achieve long-term outcomes for the most vulnerable communities. Nafisa has been actively involved in a wide range of health research initiatives with women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia.