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.
Currently, Ursula is working as the Life Chances research fellow. , commenced in 1990, is a unique research project that examines how family income, social class, ethnicity and gender affect the lives of individuals.
Selected BSL publications
Selected external publications
Ollis, T, Starr, K, Ryan C & 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 & Harrison, U 2016, Every day you learn something: learning for life? Neighbourhood houses, adult learning and transitions to higher education, Arena Publishing, Melbourne.