Dr Hutchinson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health and Social Care Economics Group and a full academic member of the Caring Futures Institute. She is a mixed methods social scientist who conducts research in ageing and disability. Her research focuses on:
Dr Hutchinson has been a named Chief Investigator on over $2.2 million of competitive grant funding and has a strong track record of managing and delivering collaborative end-user focused research.
Claire has spent the last three years as project manager of an ARC Linkage project developing new quality of life and care experience instruments with aged care consumers for quality assessment and economic evaluation. Claire additionally led an extension of this work into culturally and linguistically diverse communities. These tools - Quality of life-Aged Care Consumers (QOL-ACC) and Quality of Care Experience (QCE-ACC) - are currently being trialled in the national Quality Indicators Pilot by the Department of Health. http://www.qol-acc.org/
Dr Hutchinson is sought after nationally and internationally for her expertise on social return on investment analysis, reviewing international grant applications and journal paper submissions for several top-ranked journals, as well as being invited as Chief Investigator onto SROI grants in health and social care.
Her work in disability employment has been across all employment pathways (ADEs, open employment, microenterprise). Dr Hutchinson recently spoke to ABC radio about her work on microenterprise for people with intellectual disability following her presentation at the Australian- Korean Cross-Cultural Conference on Innovation in Disability Employment hosted by Flinders University in August 2022: Link to podcast here [17:47 to 26:47]
2016 PhD Psychology, University of South Australia
1994 MSc Organisational Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK
1992 Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Open University, UK
1990 Bachelor of Arts, Middlesex University, UK
2022-2023 - $80,335. Endeavour Foundation. Factors that support positive employment outcomes for intellectually disabled persons in hospitality. Manoharan, A., Hutchinson, C. & Jones, J.
2021-2022 - $151,902. Lifetime Support Authority. The impact of home automation: social return on investment and case studies. Laver, K., Hutchinson, C., Williams, P. & Manual, K.
2021-2022 - $25,000. Flinders Foundation. “ACTIVE-DAY’: helping older adults to move more, sit less and sleep well, from hospital to home (CIs) Baldwin. C., Lewis, L., Catcheside, P., Dumuid, D., Hutchinson, C. & Huxley, K. (AIs) Wallen, M., Hewitt, T. & Graham, L.
2021-2022 - $25,000. Flinders Foundation. CR4ALL – Cardiac Rehabilitation for All: Telehealth cardiac rehabilitation tailored to the needs and preference of disadvantaged populations living with coronary heart disease in rural and remote Australia. (CIs) Beleigoli, A., Hutchinson, C., Pinero de Plaza, M.A., Clark, R. & Tirimacco, R., (AIs) Hendriks, J., Tideman, P., Versace, V., Lynch, I & Keech, W.
2021-2024- $319,061. Australian Research Council Linkage. Choosing the way forward: addressing post-parental housing transition needs of adults with intellectual disability and their older family carers. Walker, R., Bigby, C., Wiesel, I., Rillotta, F., Hutchinson, C., & Angley, P.
2021-2025 – $936,786. NHMRC Partnership Grant. Defining the economic and social return on investment of cancer information and telephone support services for all Australians. McCaffrey, N., White, V., Livingston, T., Mihalopoulos, C., Paul, C., Orellana, L., Engel, L., Hutchinson, C., Hutchinson, A. & Aranda, S. (CIs), Ratcliffe, J., Desilva, D., Fradgley, E. & Steiner, A. (AIs).
2021-2022 - $50,575. (Consultancy) Evaluation of 'Aim High': equipping students with disability for open employment, Community Bridging Services. Hutchinson, C. (lead), Alexander, J. (AI)
2021-2022 - $158,728. EuroQOL Research Grant. Unravelling the EQ-5D self-report proxy conundrum for older people. Ratcliffe, J., Engel, L., Mulhern, B., Milte, R., Hutchinson, C. & Khadka, J.
Project Manager for ARC Linkage (LP170100664) A good life: developing a new quality of life instrument with older Australian for economic evaluation in aged care.
Hons (First Class), UniSA 2019 -
Hons (First Class), Flinders 2021 -
Masters of Disability Policy & practice (Thesis - High Distinction), Flinders 2021 -
PhD (Flinders) - JUN 2022
PhD (UniSA) - JUL 2022
Guest Editor, Special Issue, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Q2): "Service Preferences and Quality of Life for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities" https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/service_preferences#editors
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