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The Women's Butterfly Project aims to empower mature women experiencing a change of circumstances affecting their income, relationships and career.

Supporting mature women experiencing change of circumstances affecting income, relationships and career.

The Women’s Butterfly Project aims to provide support to mature women experiencing a change in circumstances such as loss of income, relationship breakdown or loss of job that affect their financial, social, and emotional wellbeing.

Research reveals many mature-age women experience significant life changes and hardships that can place great stress on many aspects of life. This project's focus is on early intervention and preventing any harm or crisis such as homelessness before it can occur. We are committed to providing easy, discreet and free access to the many resources and latest information that is available to help women take control and make confident steps into the future. Butterflies and their symbolic meaning of growth and transformation are used to represent diverse types of women who experience major life changes.

The Team

The team behind The Women's Butterfly Project

Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett

Project Lead
QUT BEST Centre

Professor Melissa Bull

Chief Investigator
QUT Centre for Justice

Dr. Jinglan Zhang

Chief Investigator
QUT School of Computer Science

Dr. Joy Parkinson

Evaluation Lead
Social Marketing Griffith University

Dr. Nick Kelly

Co-Design
QUT School of Design

Dr. Kate Letheren

Researcher
QUT BEST Centre

Dr. Ryan McAndrew

Desktop Review Lead
QUT

Dr. Kathleen Chell

Co-Design
QUT

Dr. Abigail Foluké Badejo

Research Associate
Social Marketing Griffith University

Natalie Bowring

User Testing
QUT

Samuel Ong

Research Associate
QUT BEST Centre

Tim Carden

Portal Development
Wando

Jessica Greentree

Portal Development
QUT

Natalie Sketcher

Visual Designer
QUT

Harrison Cook

Portal Development
QUT Student

Emily King

Portal Development
QUT Student


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