Networks in Flux

Authored by:

Dan Chamberlain

Status: In Progress

New drugs that significantly reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) represent a milestone for the health sector but these drugs also present new challenges and a new climate for organisations to work within.

Working towards cooperation across community, government, research and policy focused organisations - informed by a greater understanding of what successful inter-organisational network structures look like - will help the sector to keep pace with this rapidly evolving climate.

The Centre for Social Impact UNSW has partnered with the Burnet Institute, Macquarie University, Monash University and Southern Cross University to present Networks in Flux; a study examining the network of organisations responding to the recently advanced treatment of HIV and HCV in Victoria over four years (from 2018 to 2021).

Funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the research project uses social network analysis to pinpoint where, why and how inter-organisational relationships in the HIV and HCV sector adapt or resist during times of systems change and increased complexity.

Engagement with key sector stakeholders has now commenced, with qualitative interviews underway and an inter-organisational survey due for distribution in 2022.

For more information about the study or to get involved please contact the Networks in Flux Project Manager, Dan Chamberlain: dan.chamberlain@unsw.edu.

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