Red Cross is committed to conducting and supporting high-quality social research which strengthens our mission to be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through services delivered and promotion of humanitarian laws and values.
In particular, Red Cross is keen to advance knowledge and understanding around a number of key focus areas which comprise the Research Agenda:
The Research Agenda intersects with Red Cross' seven priority areas and the cross-cutting themes to ensure that research activity remains relevant to Red Cross' core business.
Red Cross undertakes research through a mixed model involving commissioned projects as well as research partnerships. This collection of projects makes up the Research Program.
For more information please email the Research and Social Policy Unit.
Giving Time is an interactive webdoc capturing the motivations and experiences of Red Cross volunteers in Australia.
Giving Time delves into the personal accounts of 20 Red Cross volunteers highlighting the importance of voluntary service to humanitarian action.
The researcher, Julia Scott-Stevenson, is a doctoral candidate whose research was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project between Red Cross and Macquarie University, exploring capacity building for humanitarian action.
Watch a sample video below or view Giving Time in full »