Dr Eve Bodsworth is a Research and Policy Manager at the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne . Her research focuses on income support and welfare to work policies, as well as alternative approaches to employment services for disadvantaged groups. Eve is particularly interested in intersections of disadvantage and the interplay between everyday lives, social policy and the labour market. She is also interested in financial vulnerability and the impact of the law on the lives of the marginalised. Her doctoral research examined the way single mothers make choices about work, family and income support and whether their experiences match the normative assumptions built into Australia's welfare to work policy. Eve holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Deakin University. Prior to commencing her social policy career, she worked as a lawyer.