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Professor Ilan Katz


Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia



Ilan started his career as a social worker and manager, working in several local authorities and NGOs in London. He was head of Evaluation, Practice development and Research at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Ilan joined the Social Policy Research Centre in January 2005. He has led over 120 research projects. He specialises in evaluation methodology and analysis, in particular evaluations using mixed methods. Ilan has particular expertise in leading large multidisciplinary teams in mixed methods evaluations and policy research. His research interests include child protection and out of home care, parenting, early childhood, disability, caring, ageing, children in communities, justice and migration.



Katz I; Katz C; Andresen S; Bérubé A; Collin-Vezina D; Fallon B; Fouché A; Haffejee S; Masrawa N; Muñoz P; Priolo Filho SR; Tarabulsy G; Truter E; Varela N; Wekerle C, 2021, 'Child maltreatment reports and Child Protection Service responses during COVID-19: Knowledge exchange among Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, and South Africa', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 116, pp. 105078, 

Hindmarsh G; Laurens KR; Katz I; Butler M; Harris F; Carr VJ; Green MJ, 2021, 'Child protection services for children with special healthcare needs: A population record linkage study', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 56, pp. 223 - 243, 

Homel, R., Rose, J., Low-Choy, S., & Katz, I. (2021). Data Linkage and the evaluation of the impact of place-based initiatives for families and children. In J. Chan & P. Saunders (Eds.), Big data for Australian social policy: Developments, benefits and risks (pp. 94-105). Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Green MJ; Hindmarsh G; Kariuki M; Laurens KR; Neil AL; Katz I; Chilvers M; Harris F; Carr VJ, 2020, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 22 - 28,

Hilferty, F., Katz, I., and Johnson, S. (2021). Earlier Intervention Evidence and Evaluation Project: Final Report. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Hill T; Katz I, 2019, Insights into abuse of older people - analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics datasets, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, 

Shlonsky, A., J. Ma, C. Jeffreys, A. Parolini and I. Katz (2019) Pathways of Children Reported for Domestic and Family Violence to Australian Child Protection. Australian Social Work 72, 1-12.


Child protection, children's policy, disability, evaluation, parenting
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