The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is globally recognised as a leader in research and education, ranking in the world top 100 universities 2023, and part of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of the top research universities in the country.

Founded in 1911, UWA was the State’s first university, founded with a mission to “advance the prosperity and welfare of our communities”.

100+ years on, the university continues to unite, equip and connect future leaders to effective lasting, positive change and support economic and social development within local, regional and global communities.

Centre for Social Impact UWA

As part of the highly respected CSI national network , the Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) provides transformative education, informative and best practice research, and public engagement, to equip, inspire and mobilise changemakers with a focus on:

  • Social impact, innovation and major global social and economic challenges
  • Homelessness and community services
  • Evaluation and measuring outcomes

Meet our students

Gareth Durrant, an alumnus of our Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at CSI UWA, is using his career experience in the areas of public health, international and business development, design and consultancy to achieve social impact globally.

Meet the team

The CSI UWA team comprises educators, researchers, operations and event specialists.

Get in touch

Collaborate with us to uncover insights and recommendations and create positive social change in your space.

Ending Homelessness in Australia: An Evidence and Policy Deep Dive

Our Homelessness Deep Dive is the third research report in the Centre for Social Impact's Deep Dive series, and was completed by researchers from CSI UWA and UNSW, in partnership with the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness and Neami National.

The objectives of the research were two-fold. First, to collate and assess the current evidence base on the state of homelessness in Australia and its key drivers. Second, to set out an evidence-informed policy and practice agenda towards ending homelessness in Australia.

Read the research

Homelessness Deep Dive