Political scientist and public policy professional
I’m a political scientist and public policy professional with a passion for improving governance systems and social policies to enable all individuals and communities to thrive. In my work as a Policy Fellow at the Mitchell Institute I examine and advocate for quality, coherence and opportunity across the education continuum, with a focus on the early years and schooling.
I have thirteen years of experience in policy research, analysis, management, teaching, writing and advocacy spanning universities, parliamentary offices, policy think tanks and the not-for-profit sector.
My areas of expertise include federalism, education policy, Australian politics, comparative social policies, governance, interest groups, networks, reform processes and multiculturalism. My work has won multiple national and international awards and my analysis is frequently sought and quoted by the media, policy makers, consultancies, and sector leaders.
I’ve written one book, 24 academic papers, four book chapters, a journal article, 27 published opinion articles, numerous commissioned policy reports and expert submissions.
Deeply committed to knowledge transfer and community engagement, I’ve participated in 46 radio interviews, 17 television interviews, and many university and community service committees.
In my spare time I love reading, bushwalking and mucking about with my kids.