Maria Mupanemunda joined the Research and Policy Centre in February 2019 and is currently a Research Officer in the Work and Economic Security team. She has a Masters in Social Policy from the University of Melbourne.
She has been appointed as the 2019 Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellow. The library fellowship provides academics, scholars, PhD students and post-doctoral candidates with an opportunity to contribute to the development of public policy through research. It also gives MPs and staff access to the latest research and ideas on issues that matter to their constituents.
Maria is working on a research project looking at the ways social procurement facilitates employment opportunities for people experiencing labour market disadvantage.