The Sax Institute regularly commissions researchers to conduct rapid reviews of evidence and other evaluations through our Knowledge Exchange program. You can sign up to our Radar database to be notified of upcoming reviews.

Current expressions of interest

The Sax Institute is commissioning a rapid review of evidence around Healthy food deserts and swamps. Expressions of interest must be received by 9am (EST) Tuesday 12 June 2018.

The review will address the following questions:

  1. Is there an accepted definition of food deserts and food swamps?
  2. What is the empirical evidence for a relationship between food deserts and food swamps and overweight and obesity rates in the population?
  3. Where an association was found between food deserts and food swamps and overweight and obesity rates in the population for question 2, were any population sub-groups identified as being at greater risk and why?

The key deliverables are:

  1. Draft search protocol due 19 June
  2. Draft report due 1 August
  3. Final report due 29 August

If you would like a copy of the project brief, please contact Greer Dawson by email: greer.dawson@saxinstitute.org.au  or on (02) 9188 9549.

The Sax Institute is commissioning a rapid review of the evidence for community-based mental health and wellbeing support for refugees and asylum seekers. Expressions of interest close on 14 June 2018.

The review will address the following questions:

  1. What community-based psychosocial support services specifically for refugees and asylum seekers have been effective in improving mental health and well-being?
  2. Of the community-based psychosocial supports identified in question 1, what have been the modes of delivery and how has this impacted on sustainability?

A draft report is required by 10 August 2018 and a final report by 7 September 2018.

If you would like a copy of the project brief, please contact me by email: gabriel.moore@saxinstitute.org.au or by phone on (02) 9188 9539.