Focus areas
Work; economic security; gender; migration; labour market policies

Research Officer

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 was 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 has worked on a research project looking at the ways social procurement facilitates employment opportunities for people experiencing labour market disadvantage.


Selected BSL publications

Bowman, D, Mupanemunda, M & Wickramasinghe, S 2021, Towards a brighter future for low-income women

Wickramasinghe, S & Mupanemunda, M 2020, Stepping up for business: insights from a pilot program for migrant and refugee women

Mupanemunda, M 2020, Councils as employers of choice: how hiring and procurement decisions can create employment for people with disability

Mupanemunda, M 2020, Purchasing with purpose: tools to develop an organisational strategy for social procurement

Mupanemunda, M 2019, Social procurement: creating employment opportunities through purchasing expenditure

Selected external publications

Mupanemunda, M 2020, The promise of social procurement: leveraging purchasing power to create inclusive employment opportunities , Library Fellowship Paper, Parliamentary Library & Information Service, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne.