The Brotherhood’s Research and Policy Centre team includes people with international and national social policy and research experience. The team's disciplinary expertise is diverse, enabling us to bring multiple perspectives to our research and policy work.
The team also includes honorary research and policy associates, specialist social policy librarians, a research editor as well as business and administrative staff.
Together we strive to create knowledge and build evidence that seeds new approaches to social policy, programs and practice that help shape a better future people and communities experiencing poverty, inequity and social exclusion.
General Manager, Research and Policy Centre.
Also Professorial Fellow in Social Policy School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Deputy General Manager
Research and Policy teams
WORK AND ECONOMIC SECURITY
Dina Bowman, Principal Research Fellow
Malita Allan, Research Officer
Elena McKinlay, Research Officer
Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, Research Officer
Sharon Bond, Senior Research Officer
Simon Biggs, Professor of Social Policy and Gerontology, University of Melbourne/Brotherhood of St Laurence
Bonnie Simons, Senior Research Officer
ENERGY, EQUITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Damian Sullivan, Senior Manager
David Bryant, Research Officer
Liam Cranley, Home Energy Consultant
Vanessa Gooch, Engagement Manager
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
Joseph Borlagdan, Senior Research Fellow
Danielle Thornton, Research Fellow
Marion Coddou, Senior Research Officer
Nicky McColl Jones, Research Officer
Aradhana Barua, Research Assistant
Quang Vo, Database Developer
Francisco Azpitarte, Henderson Research Fellow
Robert Kerr, Economist
SOCIAL POLICY LIBRARY
Vivian Papaleo, Senior Librarian