Research & Evaluation

Strategy & Reviews

Curriculum Development & Training

Welcome to the site of Associate Professor Samantha Battams, PhD, Research & Evaluation Consultant who specialises in research and evaluation for policy and programs, strategy development and business planning and curriculum development and training across the health, education, disability and community service sectors. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, A/Prof Battams is able to draw upon her international experience in public health and global health, education, health service management and management consulting to a broad range of consulting projects.

Public Health, Policy, Governance, Strategy, Research, Training & Evaluation

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Homelessness & mental health

It has now been 13 years since I completed my PhD research on housing for people with psychiatric disability, and policy barriers and enablers to housing for this group. Later that year, in December 2008 the Australian government released its national housing policy, The Road Home, where it confirmed 2 broad COAG goals of halving…


Welcome to my consulting website I have over 27 years’ experience in public health and global health, public policy, health service management, tertiary education and research, management consulting and community development roles. I have worked across general practice organisations, local and state governments, private consulting firms, non-government organisations, and public and private universities, in Australia…

Research Impact Assessment

When measuring research impact, it is important to define terms and distinguish between stages involved in the research process. Research impact refers to evidence for the application of knowledge making a difference, e.g. to health status, quality of life or cost effectiveness. Knowledge translation essentially refers to the review, synthesis, assessment and application of knowledge…

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