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Professorial Fellow, Jumbunna IHL, University of Technology Sydney

I am a public commentator, community change agent, well known feminist, on a postage stamp, Boyer Lecturer 1995, and active social and political researcher. I have taught policy, advocacy and research methods, run research consultancies, worked as a public servant, political adviser and consultant. My professional expertise is policy and research issues. I am working on evidence bases for social policy with Jumbunna with an emphasis on income management at present. I have written widely on a range of political and social issues.


  • 1994–2007
    Senior lecturer, program director Social Inquiry, UTS


  • 1974 
    UNSW, BA hons Sociology

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy (160501)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods (160807)


AO , distinguished Alumni UNSW, Centenary Medal, Australian Legend postage stamp