Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, and PHD - University of Tasmania
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Dr Megan Alessandrini has been actively researching in the non-profit sector since 1998, before which she was employed in the public sector as a policy analyst. She has also lectured in political activism, public policy, social policy and political theory.
Her research interests include:
She was the chief investigator in an ARC Linkage grant of $215,000: Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. She is also currently on the research team for a NDLERF grant of $375,000 looking drug diversion implementation policy. In addition she was recently a co-chief investigator in the $45,000 local evaluation of the Tasmanian U-Turn program [Young Recidivist Car Theft Offenders Program]. She has extensive experience of evaluation of program delivery in the non-profit sector, including three previous mixed method evaluations of the CSSDP program. Her PhD research, completed in 2001, utilised comparative method and both empirical and qualitative data. This data was used to construct a typology of non-profit organizations and a market orientation scale. The resulting models were used to explain the relationship between human service organisations and government, at both the institutional level and from the perspective of individual organisations.
In addition to this, Dr Alessandrini is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc (ANZTSR). She has presented two papers at the 1998 Biennial Conference, one at the 2000 Biennial Conference of ANZTSR, 2 papers at the 2002 ANZTSR conference in Aukland, one in Brisbane December 2004 and one in Adelaide in November 2006. She has also presented refereed papers at the Australasian Political Studies Association [APSA] conferences in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. She has conducted numerous consultancies and contract research projects in the field over the last ten years and written a number of consultancy reports. These have predominantly been focussed on the third, or community/ non profit sector. She has had two refereed articles published in Third Sector Review in 2002 and 2005, one each in Webology, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in 2006 and Transfusion Medicine Reviews in 2007.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
15 October, 2012