Researcher biography

Dr Margarita Vorsina is an applied economist dedicated to theoretically informed, multidisciplinary and solution-oriented research. Margarita’s broad interests lie in exploring the reasons for social inequalities and their consequences. Her doctoral thesis focused on socio-economic reasons for terrorism and the effects of terrorism on subjective wellbeing.

Margarita currently researches homelessness and social welfare. She is evaluating the results on the effectiveness of the Multidisciplinary Street to Home Model in Cairns as well as investigating the support requirements and accommodation options for people in the ACT with high and complex needs. Margarita is also involved in the geocoding, spatial mapping and analysis of administrative data from the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland.