Tim Reddel leads the Department of Social Services’ Policy Office, which is responsible for evidence-based policy, research and evaluation strategies, including implementing the Priority Investment Approach to Welfare initiative. He has extensive experience in public policy at both national and state levels, across areas such as Indigenous affairs, community planning and social policy development.

Tim has a PhD from UQ, and is a current Adjunct Professor, Cities Research Centre at Griffith University in recognition of his leadership and standing in the field of public policy. His work has allowed him to continue to collaborate on academic research through ARC-funded projects. He has written numerous research articles and papers, and co-edited the book, Community and Local Governance in Australia, published by UNSW Press in 2005.