The Australian Centre for Community Services Research (ACCSR)

Welcome to the Australian Centre for Community Services Research. We deliver research and learning outcomes which have a broad application across issues of social equity, social inclusion and social service. We engage in research and learning activities related to the fields of social theory, social policy and social services. Our research agenda is driven by and for community sector partners, on behalf of their clients and the communities within which they work.


The Centre’s aim is to provide research to enable social equity, social change and social service innovation.


The Centre’s objectives are:

1. to engage with research partners to attract, initiate and conduct research that:

  • enables a voice for communities and a case for social change
  • enables leadership in social service
  • enables an understanding of the effects of social service interventions and the quality, including appropriateness, of those services

 2. to encourage the transfer of knowledge and skills between research and practice

Founding partners: 



More information?

For more information on ACCSR or to discuss how the Centre can work with you, please contact:

Director, Australian Centre for Community Services Research
Dr Ian Goodwin-Smith