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Ilan Katz

University of New South Wales

Ilan Katz

Ilan has many years of policy, practice and research experience in the UK and Australia. He 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 and was director 2005-2010. Ilan has particular expertise in leading large multidisciplinary teams.


Countries Australia; UK;
Topics Ageing in place; Artificial Intelligence; Care inequalities; Care needs poverty and deprivation; Care outcomes; Care work and migration; Climate Change and LTC; Community-based LTC; Data science; Employment education and family carers; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Ethics and care; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Home/domiciliary care; Local care ecosystems; Loneliness among older people; LTC and people with learning disabilities; LTC and people with mental health conditions; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Primary Health Care; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Rights and people’s voices in LTC systems; Social Innovation in LTC; Social Protection; Stigma and discrimination; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care; Younger carers;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Comparative policy analysis; Creative research methods; Delphi surveys; Document analysis; Ethnography; Focus groups; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Longitudinal data analysis; Mixed methods; Observational studies; Panel data analysis; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Research ethics; Scoping reviews; Systematic Review; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Climate Change and LTC; Community-based approaches to dementia care; Data Science; Employment Education and Family carers; Long-Term Care Policy; Quasi-experimental methods; Technology and Long-Term Care;
Research interests

Ageing, informal and formal care, system reform, disability, digitalisation and technology in age care, intersectionality, justice, mental health and homelessness. Use of linked data for evaluation and research.

Key publications

Bates, S., Brown, C., Kayess, R., & Katz, I. (2023). Do Australian social policies take an intersectional approach when addressing the diverse needs of people with disability? A desk top review. . U. S. Social Policy Research Centre.
Bates, S., Kayess, R., Laurens, E. J., & Katz, I. (2024). The importance of supporting evolving capacity: The need to support young people with cognitive impairment in out-of-home-care. Children and Youth Services Review, 156, 107315.
Blunden, H., Mao, L., Bates, S., & Katz, I. (2023). Evaluation of the Home and Healthy Program.
Drysdale, K., Bates, S., Ritter, A., Smyth, C., Leeuw, E. d., & Katz, I. (2023). Is there a role for hybrid service provision in place-based initiatives within the human services sector? Findings from an Australian exploratory study. Australian Journal of Public Administration, n/a(n/a).
Li, Y., Huang, Y., Katz, l., & Li, B. (2022). Sustaining Old Age Volunteerism among CALD Population — the CASS Community Volunteer Model.