Research and evaluation

Recent Projects

Bridging the Gap Program Evaluation: ‘Taking off in a good way’. Summary Report (September 2016)

An evaluation of an early intervention adventure-based program for at-risk young people. The evaluation was funded by a Victorian Law Enforcement Drug Fund grant awarded to Victoria Police. The program was delivered by Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) in partnership with the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS). Contact us for a full copy of the Comprehensive Report.

Wildside Trek Evaluation Report: ‘Change is Possible’. Short Report (May 2016)

Wildside is an innovative intervention engaging students experiencing difficulties at school in high-challenge outdoor experiences to help reach their potential. The evaluation was funded by Leaps and Bounds Student Development Centre (Eastern Metropolitan Region). The program was delivered by Leaps and Bounds in partnership with Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) and Victoria Police. Contact us for a copy of the Short Report.


Adventure Works offers research services to agencies and organisations wishing to examine a particular aspect of their work, including:

  • cost-covering fees for research
  • support for research grant applications free of charge
  • research partnerships with a University, if relevant
  • formal ethics applications and approvals via an NHMRC-approved research institution, if needed.

For a conversation about how we can assist with your research aims contact Adventure Works.

Research credentials

Research examples

Program Evaluation

Adventure Works undertakes program evaluations with agencies and organisations wishing to examine the processes or outcomes of their work. We may choose to partner with a University or larger evaluation team if partnering is considered beneficial to the project. We charge cost-covering fees for program evaluations and are happy to provide research evidence free of charge for grant submissions to undertake program evaluations. For more information on how we can assist with your program evaluation contact Adventure Works.

Program evaluation credentials

Program evaluation examples

Do you need research evidence on Bush Adventure Therapy?

Because Adventure Works wishes to support the development of Bush Adventure Therapy in Australia, when time allows, we are more than happy to provide individuals, agencies and organisations with links to research evidence to help to inform their work and to support funding applications. To begin this process, we offer a summary of research evidence collated by the Adventure Works team.

For more information about research and evaluation relating to Bush Adventure Therapy in Australia, check out AABAT’s Research Page.

For research evidence about the outcomes of bush adventure therapy, wilderness therapy, adventure therapy and outdoor education, check out Daniel Bowen’s Meta Analysis.

For information about all kinds of outdoor education research and evaluation, visit James Neill’s Outdoor Education & Evaluation Centre.

For a basic overview of BAT, check out this paper.