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Danielle Thornton
Research Fellow

Dr Danielle Thornton is a Research Fellow working with Professor Shelley Mallett.

Danielle received a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne in 2008 and a MA in Social Policy, also from the University of Melbourne, in 2014. She joined the Research and Policy Centre in 2014.

Danielle has lectured in the Schools of History and Social and Political Science at the University of Melbourne, as well as at the Australian Catholic University.


Past research projects have explored gender and work, the history of social policy, and the history of the Family Court.

Her current work seeks to understand the contribution of non-profit organisations to the community services sector and how the Brotherhood might renew its vocation in an increasingly competitive service environment.

Contact: dthornton(at)bsl.org.au


Research interests

  • Gender, work and inequality
  • Social and economic history
  • The role of non-profit organisations in community services

       

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