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Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

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.


  • 2011–present
    Research and Policy Manager, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • 2007–2011
    Researcher, Brotherhood of St Laurence


  • 2012 
    Deakin University , PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Social Theory (160806)