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Mandy is a research fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University. Mandy has an interest in the composite measures of quality of life with a particular focus on methodologies surrounding selection and weighting of composite measures of wellbeing which gives priority to the lived realities and perspectives of communities and individuals on the ground. She is also committed to working with Indigenous communities to co-produce data and information fit for their purposes and needs. Since 2013, Mandy has been working in partnership with the Yawuru community in Broome to develop culturally-relevant indicators of Indigenous wellbeing. Previously, she co-led a study on the gendered nature of poverty in two of the poorest districts in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. She was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) (2021-2024) to explore Indigenous sustainable development conceptions and measurement in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • 2007–present
    Research Officer, Australian National University