Welcome to the Centre for Better Relationships

About the Centre for Better Relationships

The Centre for Better Relationships (the Centre) is the research and policy division of Better Place Australia. Established in 2019, the Centre conducts research and policy analysis in the field of family and social welfare. We conduct ethical applied research in line with the values and mission of Better Place Australia.


To become a research leader in the family and relationships field dedicated to improving the lives of people and their families through meaningful research, knowledge translation and dissemination of research to a wide range of audiences.


We are committed to working in partnership with policy makers and non-government organisations to understand the relationship challenges facing Australian families and to developing evidence-based policy and practice responses. We conduct high quality, needs-driven research to support the work of Better Place Australia, to improve client outcomes and contribute to best practice principles in the sector.


Collective Prejudice

A position paper on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


Rainbow Families

Rainbow family formation and dissolution in Australia a scoping review of academic literature.


Elder Abuse

A summary of experience and practice observations in responding to elder abuse through the Respecting Elders service.


Financial hardship

An examination of debt and poverty amongst 1900+ users of financial counselling service.


Mental health interventions in aged care

This brief review provides an overview of academic and grey literature relating to specialist mental health interventions in aged care facilities.




Our team

Natasha Szuhan

Research and Policy Officer

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences, a Master of Arts (Research) and PhD in the contemporary history of science, technology, and medicine. She has completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai University and with Charles University and the University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic and taught at the University of Melbourne and Australian National University.

Her research focuses on reproductive and contraceptive technologies, women’s health, fertility and infertility, medico-scientific standards, drugs, and physicians’ perspectives on health and disease.

Doctor of Philosophy, 2017, University of Melbourne (History)
Master of Arts (Research), 2013, University of Melbourne (History and Philosophy of Science)
Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2007, La Trobe University (History)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2006, La Trobe University, (History, Literature and Theatre)


Contact us

To reach the team, please email: brandcomms@betterplace.com.au

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