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Professor Shelley Mallett
General Manager, Research and Policy 

Shelley Mallett combines the role of Professorial Fellow of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne with the position of General Manager of the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. In this capacity, she directs the organisation’s research effort and helps lead policy development.

Shelley’s diverse career has spanned service delivery, service development and research and teaching at the Australian National University and La Trobe University. She has also had senior management roles at Melbourne City Mission and Hanover Welfare Services (now Launch Housing).

Shelley has particular expertise in homelessness and housing research. Shelley did her PhD in anthropology. 


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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