It always seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela inspiring us from high above a building in inner West Sydney.
Fieldwork means long hours and of course lots of travel through small towns. The research so far has identified themes about how to better personalise service delivery for vulnerable people. Empathy, non judgemental approaches in case work, and support to identify small, achievable goals were also important. We're about half way through this second phase of the research. These photos are mostly from beautiful Lismore, as well as Alstonville and Ballina, which are all in regional New South Wales, along the coast.
The fieldwork so far has been interesting. We drove from Lismore to Byron Bay yesterday speaking to vulnerable people about their experiences with the justice system and the support available to them. There's also been many hours spent working in cafes. ☺ Speaking to community members is my favourite part of the job.
The back to back fieldwork travel continues... this time on a tiny plane! I arrived in regional New South Wales yesterday for the second phase of my research on vulnerable people and the justice system. Talking to people who need better support to navigate structural inequality and the law.
Sights travelling for fieldwork.