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Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University

Geoff Woolcock works with a diverse range of public and private sector organisations helping develop whole of community outcome measures for a variety of social interventions, particularly in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Geoff is an experienced social researcher with considerable expertise in social and community service planning and evaluation, including social impact assessment and project evaluation. He has more than 25 years' community-based research experience nationally and internationally, in housing, youth and health sectors, originally in HIV/AIDS prevention and education, culminating in his PhD thesis on AIDS activism completed in 2000. He has co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-editor of the 2009 volume Social Capital & Social Justice in Australia. He is a board director on the Australian National Development Index (ANDI), the Brisbane Housing Company and the Logan Child-Friendly Community Charitable Trust, a critical catalyst for the Logan Together collective impact initiative, for which Geoff chairs its Research Alliance. Geoff was the chair of the Australian Community Indicators Network (ACIN) from 2010-2014, is on the executive steering committee for Community Indicators Queensland (CIQ), an international research partner in the Korean Research Foundation’s Community Wellbeing Institute, is a contributing writer for the community cultural development company Beyond Empathy, a Fellow of the Life Course Centre of Excellence, and is on the inaugural organising committee for the Queensland SIMNA chapter. He is also a member of the Brisbane South Primary Health Network’s Regional Community Advisory Council. Geoff has provided talent tracking data analysis to the Australian Football League (AFL) since 2009 and as a co-director of Global Talent Tracker, he is also a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University’s Institute for Sport Business.


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