Researcher Biography

Jenny is a qualified social worker who has over fifteen years of experience as a project and program manager, policy officer and researcher, in government and non-government positions, across a number of social policy sectors in Australia and internationally.

She completed a Master of Social Science by Research at the University of South Australia, and more recently a PhD exploring evidence-based policymaking at the University of Queensland.  Jenny has successfully led on or contributed to research on homelessness, social exclusion and disadvantage, at-risk young people and children, domestic and family violence, criminal justice, disaster management, and public inquiry processes.  More broadly, her recent research has explored themes around research utilisation/impact, participatory policymaking and co-production, positive public administration, and e-governance in public administration.