Lisette Kaleveld is a social researcher at the . Lisette has led significant evaluation projects conducted in academic/research contexts as well as for the not-for-profit and public sectors, and as a consultant.
As evaluation lead for the Assisting Communities through Direct Connection Project, she and her team have investigated the effectiveness of using door-knocking conversations to address mental health, a novel outreach method that has been tested in communities in every Australian state and territory. She has provided oversight in developing a robust research evidence-base, while also utilising complexity-sensitive methods to capture the rich diversity of mental health experiences that exist outside of clinical settings.
Her work in mental health has also included service design and co-design work and, more recently with the WA Mental Health Commission, developing system-level lived experience informed outcome indicators. She is always keen to take on the challenge of combining non-academic and academic ways of knowing to facilitate better research design and solutions, especially for complex social issues.
Lisette has also worked as a journalist, has a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours, Anthropology), and is co-convener for the Australian Evaluation Society (WA Branch).