Chief Research Officer, Monash University

Prior to her current role, Janet was Senior Manager, Research and Policy at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Janet's current research interests are in relation to social policy, transport, equity and policy on climate change, bushfire arson, social exclusion, social capital and community development, and project evaluation. Janet is a member on the Ministerial Advisory Council for the Victorian Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Innovation. Janet has many publications and speaks widely in Australia and internationally. Books include: Currie, G., Stanley, J., Stanley, J., (eds) (2007) No Way to Go: Transport and Social Disadvantage in Australian Communities.


  • 2008–present
    Chief Research Officer, Monash University
  • 2006–2008
    Senior Research Fellow, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2004–2008
    Senior Manager, Research & Policy, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • 2004–2008
    Partner, UNESCO Arts and Health Observatory for Australasia, University of Melbourne


  • 1998 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1991 
    Monash University, Masters of Social Work
  • 1975 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce