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Aradhana Barua
Research Assistant

Aradhana Barua has worked at the Brotherhood of St Laurence since 2014.

She holds a Master's degree in botany, specialising in ecology, and a Bachelor of Education.

Prior to joining the Brotherhood, Aradhana worked in community development, running sustainability programs in schools and also assisting in various sustainability projects.


She is currently responsible for research data and records management and project support for the Energy, Equity and Climate Change team and for the Education First Youth Foyers project.

Contact: abarua(at)bsl.org.au


Research interests

  • Youth homelessness
  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Quantitative research methods

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