Ursula Harrison
Research Fellow, Work and Economic Security

Ursula Harrison joined the Work and Economic Security team in May 2019. She holds a PhD in community development from Victoria University.

Her previous work has been in the community sector, for many years as manager of a women’s neighbourhood house and more recently in conducting research on adult education and community development practices in neighbourhood houses.

Contact: ursula.harrison(at)bsl.org.au

Currently, Ursula is working as the Life Chances research fellow undertaking Stage 12 of a longitudinal study. The Life Chances study, commenced in 1990, is a unique research project that examines how family income, social class, ethnicity and gender affect the lives of individuals.

Selected publications

Ollis, T, Starr, K, Ryan C and Harrison, U 2018, Learning across the lifespan: lifelong learning in neighbourhood houses in Australia, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 449–79.

Ollis, T, Starr, K, Ryan, C, Angwin, J and Harrison, U 2016, Every day you learn something: learning for life? Neighbourhood houses, adult learning and transitions to higher education, Arena Publishing, Melbourne.

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