Senior Research Fellow in Social Policy, UNSW

Myra Hamilton (BA (Hons 1); PhD, Sydney) is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests and subjects of publication are retirement incomes policy, welfare reform, the service needs and experiences of people with caring responsibilities, policies concerning children and young people, and the perceptions and management of social risks over the lifecourse. Her PhD was a comparative study on retirement incomes policy in Australia and Britain and she maintains a strong interest in social policy in Britain. She has held an honorary position at the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender at the University of Surrey in the UK (2007) and in 2011 was a Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Bristol.


  • 2012–present
    Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • 2011–2011
    Lecturer, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2008–2010
    Research Associate, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales


  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, BA (Hons)