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Book Chapters

Muir K; Craig L; Jenkins B, 2015, 'Young People on or Over the NEET Cliff Edge', in te Riele K; Gorur R (ed.), Interrogating Conceptions of “Vulnerable Youth” in Theory, Policy and Practice, Springer, Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei, pp. 133 - 151,

Muir K; Goldblatt , 2013, 'Complementing or conflicting human rights conventions? Realising an inclusive approach to families with a young person with a disability and challenging behaviour', in Moore M (ed.), Moving Beyond Boundaries Disability Studies, Routledge, pp. 629 - 642

Muir K, 2006, '`That bastards following me!` Mentally ill war veterans struggling to maintain control', in Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies Images and Experience, Routledge Press, Oxon, pp. 161 - 174

Journal articles

Meltzer A; Loosemore M; Barraket J; Keast R; Powell A; Muir K; Denny-Smith G, 2024, 'The role of social procurement policies and cross-sector partnerships in addressing youth unemployment: A construction industry case study from Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration,

Meltzer A; Muir K, 2021, 'An ecological and systems thinking approach for support to siblings with and without disabilities', Social Theory and Health,

Muir K; Powell A; Flanagan K; Stone W; Tually S; Faulkner D; Hartley C; Pawson H, 2020, ''A pathway to where?' Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 67,

Salignac F; Hamilton M; Noone J; Marjolin A; Muir K, 2020, 'Conceptualizing Financial Wellbeing: An Ecological Life-Course Approach', Journal of Happiness Studies, 21, pp. 1581 - 1602,

Loosemore M; Denny-Smith G; Barraket J; Keast R; Chamberlain D; Muir K; Powell A; Higgon D; Osborne J, 2020, 'Optimising social procurement policy outcomes through cross-sector collaboration in the Australian construction industry', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28, pp. 1908 - 1928,

Adams S; Tweedie D; Muir K, 2020, 'Social impact reporting in the public interest: the case of accounting standardisation', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 18, pp. 390 - 416,

Salignac F; Marjolin A; Reeve R; Muir K, 2019, 'Conceptualizing and Measuring Financial Resilience: A Multidimensional Framework', Social Indicators Research, 145, pp. 17 - 38,

Sawrikar P; Muir K, 2018, 'Toward a family-oriented treatment approach for consumers and carers of mental illness', International Journal of Mental Health, 47, pp. 158 - 183,

Muir K; Salignac F, 2017, 'Can market forces stimulate social change? A case example using the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia', Third Sector Review, 23, pp. 57 - 80,;dn=200539427687469;res=IELNZC

Heaney R; Flatau P; Muir K; North G; Ward-Christie L; Webb E; Zaretzky K, 2017, 'Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: The role of impact investment', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 128,

Butler R; Muir K, 2016, 'Young people’s education biographies: Family relationships, social capital and belonging', Journal of Youth Studies, 20, pp. 316 - 331,

McDermott S; Bruce J; Muir K; Ramia I; Fisher KR; Bullen J, 2016, 'Reducing hospitalisation among people living with severe mental illness', Australian Health Review, 40, pp. 124 - 128,

Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'Being trusted: The perspectives of trusted adults about engaging with young people', Children and Youth Services Review, 63, pp. 58 - 66,

Meltzer A; Muir K; Craig L, 2016, 'The role of trusted adults in young people's social and economic lives', Youth and Society, 50, pp. 575 - 592,

Salignac F; Muir ; Wong J, 2015, 'Are you really Financially Excluded if you Choose not to be Included? Insights from Social Exclusion, Resilience and Ecological Systems', Journal of Social Policy, pp. 1 - 18,

Soldatic K; van Toorn G; Dowse L; Muir K, 2014, 'Intellectual Disability and Complex Intersections: Marginalisation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 1, pp. 6 - 16,

Patulny RV; Muir K; Powell A; Flaxman S; Oprea I, 2013, 'Are we reaching them yet? Service access patterns amongst attendees at the headspace youth mental health initiative', Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18, pp. 95 - 102,

Dadich A; Fisher KR; Muir K, 2013, 'How can non-clinical case management complement clinical support for people with chronic mental illness residing in the community?', Psychology, Health and Medicine, 18, pp. 482 - 489,

Strnadova I; Muir, K , 2013, 'Whose responsibility? Resilience in families of children with developmental disabilities', Disability & Society,

Muir K; Powell A; McDermott SC, 2012, ''They don't treat you like a virus': youth friendly lessons from the Australian National Youth Mental Health Foundation', Health and Social Care in the Community, 20, pp. 181 - 189,

Muir K; Powell A, 2012, 'Walking a wellbeing tightrope: young people in Australia', Journal of Population Research, 29, pp. 293 - 313,

Muir K; Goldblatt BA, 2011, 'Complementing or conflicting human rights conventions? Realizing an inclusive approach to families with a young person with a disability and challenging behaviour', Disability and Society, 26, pp. 629 - 642,

Purcal C; Muir K; Patulny RV; Thomson CM; Flaxman S, 2011, 'Does partnership funding improve coordination and collaboration among early childhood services? Experiences from the Communities for Children Program', Child and family social work, 16, pp. 474 - 484,

Edwards B; Gray M; Wise S; Hayes A; Katz I; Muir K; Patulny RV, 2011, 'Early impacts of Communities for Children on children and families: findings from a quasi-experimental cohort study', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, pp. 909 - 914,

Sawrikar P; Muir K, 2010, 'The myth of a 'fair go': barriers to sport and recreational participation among Indian and other ethnic minority women in Australia', Sport Management Review, 13, pp. 355 - 367,

Muir K; Katz I; Edwards B; Gray M; Sarah W; Hayes A, 2010, 'The National Evaluation of the Communities for Children Initiative', Family Matters, 84, pp. 35 - 42

Griffiths MJ; Muir K; Sawrikar P, 2009, 'Culturally appropriate mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', Youth Studies Australia, 28, pp. 32 - 40,;dn=838961884429083;res=IELHSS

Dadich A; Muir K, 2009, 'Tricks of the trade in community mental health research: Working with mental health services and clients', Evaluation and the Health Professions, 32, pp. 38 - 58

Muir K; Fisher KR; Dadich A; Abello D, 2008, 'Challenging the exclusion of people with mental illness: the Mental Health Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43, pp. 271 - 290,;dn=191820160126200;res=IELHSS

Muir K, 2007, 'Public peace, private wars: the psychological effects of war on Australian veterans', War and Society, 26 (1), pp. 61 - 78

Muir K; Fisher KR, 2007, 'Stable housing, the foundation of improved mental health: findings from the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)', New Paradigm, pp. 50 - 53

Muir K, 2007, 'The predisposition theory, human rights and Australian psychiatric casualties of war', Australian Journal of Human Rights, 13 (1), pp. 195 - 219,

Muir K, 2002, '‘Idiots, imbeciles and moral defectives’: Military and government treatment of mentally III service personnel and veterans', Journal of Australian Studies, 26, pp. 41 - 47,

Conference Presentations

Muir K; Craig L; Meltzer A, 2013, 'Trusted adults outside the home: The role of significant adults in supporting young people as they move from adolescence to adulthood', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013

Flaxman S; Oprea I; Patulny RV; Muir K; Powell A; McDermott SC, 2011, 'Are we reaching them now? Service access patterns amongst users of headspace youth mental health services', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 06 July 2011 - 08 July 2011

Muir K; Patulny RV, 2009, 'The relationship between mental health and perceived wellbeing for people with mental illness', presented at UNSW Research Showcase, UNSW, Sydney, 20 August 2009

Patulny RV; Muir K, 2009, 'Increasing the social participation of young people with mental health problems', presented at Disability Studies Conference, UNSW, 26 June 2009 - 27 June 2009

Sawrikar P; Griffiths MJ; Muir K, 2008, 'Mentoring for Horn of African young people in Australia', presented at Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference and the 2008 Management and Leadership Institute, Sydney, Australia, 18 August 2008 - 20 August 2008

Muir K; Tudball J, 2008, 'Family resilience in families where a young child has a disability', presented at Families Through Life, 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 09 July 2008 - 11 July 2008

Sawrikar P; Muir K, 2008, 'Sport and recreation participation among Indian women in Australia', presented at Women’s Worlds, Spain, 03 July 2008 - 09 July 2008

Sawrikar P; Muir K, 2008, 'The myth of a ‘fair go’: barriers to sport and recreational participation among Indian women in Australia', presented at Women’s Worlds Conference, Madrid, 03 July 2008 - 09 July 2008

Muir K; Fisher KR; Abello D; Dadich A, 2007, 'Challenging the disabling nature of mental illness: the evaluation results of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference 2007, University of New South Wales, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007


Flatau P; Lester L; Brown JT; Kyron M; Callis Z; Muir K, 2022, High Net Wealth Giving in Australia: A Review of the Evidence, Centre for Social Impact: UNSW and UWA, Sydney,

Brown JT; Thorp S; Heard C; Garrow M; Muir K, 2022, Indirect costs in the Australian for-purpose sector: Paying what it takes for Australian for-purpose organisations to create long-term impact, Social Ventures Australia & Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, Sydney, Australia,,

Muir K; Carey G; Weier M; Barraket J; Flatau P, 2020, Pulse of the For Purpose Sector Final Report,,

Carey G; Weier M; Muir K; Barnes E, 2020, MOVING THE CONVERSATION FORWARD A decade of reform recommendations for the community services sector,

Spinney A; Beer A; MacKenzie D; McNelis S; Meltzer A; Muir K; Peters A; Valentine K, 2020, Ending homelessness in Australia: A redesigned homelessness service system,

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