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Professorial Fellow in Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Shelley Mallett is the Professorial Fellow in Social Policy in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and General Manager Research and Policy at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. While her research interests are broad including gender and health inequities, and youth transitions, she has particular expertise in homelessness and housing research, especially youth homelessness. A former member of the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council and longstanding board member of the Council to Homeless Persons, she currently co-chairs the Australian Bureau of Statistics Homelessness Reference group. She is the author of two books, including Moving Out and Moving On: Young People's Pathways in and through Homelessness, and the recipient of several research awards, including the DM Myers award, and the VicHealth Public Health Research award.


  • –present
    Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne