Are you trying to develop evidence-based policies but finding it difficult to make sense of complex research literature?


Phoenix Australia provides an expert literature review and evidence check service, specialising in any area related to posttraumatic mental health.


We identify and review publications within a particular field of research, synthesise the evidence into plain language, detail what is generally accepted and what is emerging, and present the findings in actionable formats. We use our extensive research expertise to inform policies and programs that maximise public health benefits.




Translating research into actionable insights

Experienced researchers

We provide you with a comprehensive literature review tailored specifically to your needs, conducted by research professionals and experienced quantitative methodologists, so you can be sure you are receiving the best analysis available.


Identifying the question and the best review methodology

We will help you define your literature review question and choose the review methodology that best fits your needs, to ensure that you receive answers to the questions that you have.


Types of reviews available:

  • Evidence Mapping
  • Rapid Evidence Assessment
  • Narrative Literature Review
  • Systematic Review
  • Systematic Review including Meta-analysis


High quality reports, timely delivery

We provide you with a high quality report, covering methodology, findings and references. We can conduct reviews in a short time frame so that urgent policy decisions can be made.



Case study


Department of Environment and Primary Industries


The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI, formerly known as Department of Sustainability and Environment) is responsible for the management of bushfires in Victoria. With the aim of developing a fire operations manager support program that was based on best practice, they engaged Phoenix Australia to conduct a literature review to inform its development.


The psychological wellbeing of bushfire firefighting and emergency operation personnel is of paramount importance to DEPI. Phoenix Australia was engaged to undertake a literature review that covered a range of topics, and together it was a decided that a narrative literature review would be the approach that would best answer the questions.


The main focus of the review was to provide DEPI with an understanding of best practice early intervention programs and processes in similar working populations, to inform the establishment of their policies and strategies to manage the impact of trauma upon its personnel.


Phoenix Australia worked with DEPI to identify areas of the literature which were of most relevance and interest, including: the nature of stress and traumatic stress and how they relate to firefighting; individual and event related characteristics that contribute to and protect against the impacts of trauma exposure; environmental or organisational factors that contribute to and protect against the impacts of trauma exposure; and strategies that increase preparedness to trauma exposure; strategies for support in the field; and strategies for early intervention.


Included in the final report of this literature review was a set of key findings and implications for a DEPI fire operations manager support program, which was tailored to their needs and based on best practice and evidence from worldwide research.