Focus areas
Women and economic security; female entrepreneurship; financial capabilities

Senior Research Officer

Seuwandi joined the RPC in 2013. She has a Masters in International Studies from the University of Sydney.

She has worked for the federal MP for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, liaising with constituents, and as a Refugee Caseworker at Amnesty International Australia in Sydney. She was previously an Assistant Researcher for the Law & Society Trust in Colombo, where she examined the performance of the judiciary in relation to cases on human rights in Sri Lanka.

Seuwandi has worked on a range of projects related to women’s economic security and financial capabilities, microenterprise, and addressing workforce vulnerabilities for women, mature aged people, migrants and refugees.

Her current research includes a study of what is needed to support young adults on low incomes to achieve their financial goals and aspirations.


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

Bowman, D & Wickramasinghe, S 2020, Trampolines not traps: enabling economic security for single mothers and their children

Wickramasinghe, S & Bowman, D 2019, Not simply business as usual: insights from Money For Jam, a micro-enterprise initiative for older women

Wickramasinghe, S 2018, Building bridges to work: final report on the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program

Wickramasinghe, S & Bowman, D 2018, Help, but not real help: mature age jobseeker perspectives on employment services in Australia

Wickramasinghe, S & Kimberley, Helen 2016, Networks of care: valuing social capital in community aged care services