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Megan Alessandrini

Megan Alessandrini

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Politics and Policy
School of Social Sciences

Room 580, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Megan Alessandrini is an adjunct Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy in the School of Social Sciences. Megan was founding Director of the Gender Policy and Strategy Group at UTAS [GPS] until 2016.  Her research interests include women's policy, women's participation in the labour market and occupational segregation, as well as third sector policy and practice. She has also lectured in political activism, public policy, social policy and political theory.

Her research interests include:

  • Community sector and public policy
  • Social capital
  • Management and structure of non-government organisations
  • Feminist theory / Women's policy
  • Research and evaluation methodology
  • Political theory

Biography

Megan was the chief investigator in an ARC Linkage grant of $215,000: Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. She was also on the research team for the NDLERF grant of $375,000 looking drug diversion implementation policy. In addition she was 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. Megan conducted research in 2011 for Unions Tasmania [$20,000] on the marginalization of women in the labour market and in 2012 for the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board [TCBITB] on a gender analysis of the industry [$28,000].

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDIndependence at a price : the relationship between nongovernment human service organisations and the polity in Texas and TasmaniaUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2001
BA (Hons)Empowering Disadvantaged Women: a Critical Examination of Commonwealth Government Policy for Sole Parent PensionersUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1995
BA University of TasmaniaAustralia1991

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member, IPAA  [Board member 2008-2013]
  • Board Member Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc [ANZTSR]
  • Member National Foundation of Australian Women
  • Member International Society for Third Sector Research Inc [ISTR]
  • Affiliated Researcher with the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment

Other

  • Member ('C' category) DPIPWE Animal Ethics Committee, 2003 onward
  • Board member, Dogs Homes of Tasmania Council, 2003 onwards
  • Vice President, Animal Welfare League Australia [AWLA,] 2011 onwards
  • Member, Australian Animal Welfare Strategy [AAWS] Ministerial working party on companion animals 2011-2014
  • Invited participant, Ministerial Round Table on Animal Welfare, DAFF, 2015.
  • Board member, Women's Legal Service Tas 2014 onwards.

Administrative expertise

Megan has contributed to the University through her other roles, including:

  • Member of Academic Senate 2007-2016 (elected academic)
  • Member of Student Complaints Appeals Committee 2007-2013
  • Member of Senate Admissions Committee 2010-2012

Teaching

Women and public policy, Third sector research theory and practice, Participative democracy and policy-making, Participative Regional Strategic Planning, Social Capital in theory and practice

Teaching expertise

Megan has taught at the undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level in the theory and practice of public policy and politics. She was Undergraduate Coordinator, lecturer and tutor for first year Government course (2003-2010), the Coordinator, Discipline of Public Policy (2010-2011) and Graduate Coordinator, Public Policy (2010-2015). 

She has held other positions in the University which contribute to teaching excellence, including: 

  • Member representing Politics and Policy on Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee 2009-2015
  • Member of Teaching Merit Certificate Subcommittee 2010-14
  • Member of Teaching Development Grant Subcommittee 2009-14

Teaching responsibility

  • Gender/ Women's Policy
  • Third sector theory and policy
  • Participation and democracy
  • Political theory

Research Invitations

  • Invited speaker to the hearing of  'Independent Enquiry into Insecure Work in Australia' chaired by Brian Howe AO in 2012
  • Invited consultant/adviser National Foundation of Australian Women Investigation into the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Women October 2009
  • Invited consultant/adviser Legislative Council Committee on Organ Donation 2008

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Expertise

  • Women and public policy
  • Third sector research theory and practice
  • Participative democracy and policy-making
  • Participative Regional Strategic Planning
  • Social Capital in theory and practice

Research Themes

Megan's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.

Collaboration

Megan has developed collaborative relationships with academics and practitioners in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe on gendered workloads. In 2014 she established the Gender Policy and Strategy community of practice group at University of Tasmania, an interdisciplinary academic group committed to sharing knowledge, resources and collaboration opportunities, enjoying considerable success in conference exposure, peer-reviewed book chapters and refereed journal publication.

Current projects

Megan has been appointed as an affiliated researcher with the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. She is also currently collaborating with Associate Professor Angela Martin (UTAS) on the project 'Gendered Workloads', funded by a competitive grant from the UTAS Institute of Social Change ($43,000). The project combines academic and industry expertise to address women's role as co-preneurs. By enhancing their professional skills and developing their psychological and social capital, they aim to empower women co-preneurs, improve their social and economic wellbeing, and increase the resilience of their enterprises.  In addition the GPS group was awarded a Teaching Development Grant ($20,000) for a project entitled 'Producing Graduates as Agents of Change: reducing the Gender Pay Gap' which focuses on the role of graduates in spearheading the solutions to the gender pay gap in the workplace.

Fields of Research

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Australian Government and Politics (160601)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Policy and Administration (160599)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (160603)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Public Administration (160509)
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Law and Legal Studies (189999)
  • Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) (180120)
  • Corporations and Associations Law (180109)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Small Business Management (150314)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Journalism Studies (190301)
  • Education (139999)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Cultural Studies (200299)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)

Research Objectives

  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Civics and Citizenship (940201)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Rehabilitation and Correctional Services (940408)
  • Distribution of Income and Wealth (940108)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)
  • Political Systems (940203)
  • Health (929999)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Professions and Professionalisation (940502)
  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Employment Services (940109)
  • Crime Prevention (940402)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Application Tools and System Utilities (890202)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services (940117)
  • Gender and Sexualities (940113)
  • Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage (950302)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare (940102)
  • Construction (879999)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Substance Abuse (920414)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Work and Family Responsibilities (940504)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Children's/Youth Services and Childcare (940105)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Megan was  Editor, Public Administration Today (2010-13) and an invited manuscript referee for: Third Sector Review, International Journal of Social Enquiry, International Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Journal of the Humanities, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Australian Journal of Political Science, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Australian Humanities Review.

She was an invited author for the Chronicle of Tasmanian Politics refereed and published in Australian Journal of Politics and History [ERA 'A*' ranked journal].

Total publications

92

Journal Article

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2015Alessandrini M, Boxhall A, 'Companion Animals in Aged Care: the Impact of Action Research on Attitudinal Change and Policy-making', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review, 21, (2) pp. 171-189. ISSN 1323-9163 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Alessandrini MJ, 'Place-based strategic planning: the politics of participation', Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, 18, (3) pp. 99-129. ISSN 1027-4979 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6185/TJIA.V.18.N3.P99P130 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Alessandrini MJ, 'Political Chronicles, Tasmania January to June', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60, (4) pp. 659-665. ISSN 0004-9522 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12080 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Alessandrini M, 'Political Chronicles July to December 2013', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60, (2) pp. 315-319. ISSN 0004-9522 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12060 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Alessandrini MJ, 'Political Chronicle July - December 2014', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61, (2) pp. 314-321. ISSN 0004-9522 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Alessandrini MJ, 'Political Chronicles - Tasmania', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59, (4) pp. 656-661. ISSN 0004-9522 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Alessandrini MJ, '[Guest Editor] Third Sector Review', 19, (2) ISSN 1323-9163 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Alessandrini M, 'Political Chronicles: Tasmania, July to December 2012', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59, (2) pp. 314-319. ISSN 0004-9522 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12016 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Alessandrini M, 'Political chronicles - Tasmania January to July 2012', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58, (4) pp. 619-673. ISSN 0004-9522 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2012.01657.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2012Alessandrini M, 'Tasmania July to December 2011', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58, (2) pp. 321-326. ISSN 0004-9522 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2012.01637.x [eCite] [Details]

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2011Alessandrini M, 'The role of the Third Sector in subnational strategic planning', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review, 17, (1) pp. 59-73. ISSN 1323-9163 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Alessandrini M, 'Political Chronicles - Tasmania January to June 2011', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57, (4) pp. 651-655. ISSN 0004-9522 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01618.x [eCite] [Details]

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2011Alessandrini MJ, 'Tasmania: July to December 2010', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57, (2) pp. 321-325. ISSN 0004-9522 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01598.x [eCite] [Details]

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2010Alessandrini MJ, 'Political Chronicles Tasmania July to December 2009', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 56, (2) pp. 312-316. ISSN 0004-9522 (2010) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2010Alessandrini MJ, 'Towards a Fourth Sector? Australian Community Organisations and the Market', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review, 16, (1) pp. 125-143. ISSN 1323-9163 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Alessandrini MJ, 'Political Chronicles Tasmania January to June 2010', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 56, (2) pp. 666-671. ISSN 0004-9522 (2010) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2010.01577.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2009Crowley CM, Alessandrini MJ, 'Public Administration Today, Special Issue: Policy Theory and Practice: Initiatives-Ideas-Practice', (20) ISSN 1832-0066 (2009) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Crowley CM

2009Crowley CM, Alessandrini MJ, 'Public Administration Today', 1, (20) ISSN 1832-0066 (2009) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Crowley CM

2008Alessandrini MJ, 'The Dilemma of Organ Transplantation: Opting In or Opting Out', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3, (4) pp. 137-144. ISSN 1833-1882 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences', 3, (7) EJ ISSN 1833-1882 (2008) [Edited Journal]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences', 3, (3) ISSN 1833-1882 (2008) [Edited Journal]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Community volunteerism and blood donation: altruism as a lifestyle choice', Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 21, (4) pp. 307-316. ISSN 0887-7963 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2007.05.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 21

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences', 1, (1) ISSN 1833-1882 (2007) [Edited Journal]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Associate Editor of The International Journal of the Humanities', 5, (3) ISSN 1447-9508 (2007) [Edited Journal]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, Carr AR, 'The Politics of Organ Donation: Chasing a Rainbow?', The International Journal of the Humanities, 5 EJ ISSN 1447-9508 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Carr AR

2007Coghlan P, Alessandrini MJ, Carr AR, 'Building Social Capital Through Blood Donation: The Social Futures Project', Vox Sanguinis, 93, (2) pp. 14. ISSN 0042-9007 (2007) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Carr AR

2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Social Capital and Blood Donation: The Australian Case', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 1, (1) pp. 103-115. ISSN 1833-1882 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 11

2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Getting Connected: Can Social Capital be Virtual?', Webology, 3, (4) EJ ISSN 1735-188X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4

2005Alessandrini MJ, 'Understanding Australian Social Capital and Blood Donation', Third Sector Review, 11, (2) pp. 35-58. ISSN 1323-9163 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2002Alessandrini MJ, 'Is Civil Society an Adequate Theory?', Third Sector Review, 8, (2) pp. 105-119. ISSN 1323-9163 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Alessandrini MJ, 'Case Study method', Social Research Methods online, online, Maggie Walters (ed), Australia, pp. 1-10. (In Press) [Other Book Chapter]

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2015Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry : Women co-preneurs as managers', Contemporary global perspectives on gender economics, IGI Global, Susanne Moore (ed), Australia, pp. 83-100. ISBN 9781466686113 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8611-3.ch005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Winter RE

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Review

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of 'Promoting Integrity: Evaluating and Improving Public Institutions' by B.W. Head, A.J. Brown and C. Conners (eds)', Australian Journal of Political Science, 44, (4) pp. 747-748. (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of Australia's Welfare Wars Revisited by Philip Mendes', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67, (3) pp. 372-373. (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces edited by Sally Paulin', Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 18, (1) pp. 111-112. (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report by Shaun Wilson et al (eds)', Australian Humanities Review, 38, (April) EJ (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2003Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of Daughters of the Dreaming by Dianne Bell', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 24, (2) pp. 199-201. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2003Alessandrini MJ, 'Review of Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures by T Bennett, M Emmison and J Frow', Southern Review, 36, (2) pp. 87-90. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(34 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Alessandrini M, 'Have the Courage to Step Up and Be All That You Can Be', Education Transformations- Papers and Reflections, 14-16 July, Hobart, pp. 113. ISBN 978-1-86295-845-6 (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Alessandrini M, 'Collaborating for Success?', 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third- Sector Research, 27-30th July, University of Muenster, pp. 1-11. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Alessandrini MJ, ''Action Research: the impact of research on policy-making and attitudinal change', 12th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference, 18-20 November, Christchurch (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Women co-preneurs and systemic gender barriers in the building and construction industry', International Labour Process Conference, 7-9 April 2014, Kings College, London, pp. 1-14. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Winter RE

2014Alessandrini MJ, Winter RE, 'Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry: co-preneurs as managers', Gender Economics Global Conference, 10-11 June, Sydney, pp. 1-14. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Winter RE

2014Alessandrini MJ, 'Place-based Strategic Planning: The Politics of Participation', ATINER's Conference Paper Series, 16-19th June, Athens, pp. 1-14. ISSN 2241-2891 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Alessandrini MJ, 'Crporate Social Responsibility and NGO's: Can we really be friends?', Nonprofit Law, Policy and Practise: Evolution and Evaluation, 24-26 October 2013, Seoul Korea, pp. 33-35. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Alessandrini M, 'Invited Chair - Session 5 on Local Government Citizen Participation and Service Delivery', Non Profit Law, Policy and Practice: Evolution and Evaluation, 24-26 October, Seoul Korea (2013) [Chair International Conference]

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2012Alessandrini M, 'The role of the third sector in participative policy making', Third Sector Research Centre, 27 June 2012, University of Southampton, pp. 1-7. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Alessandrini M, 'Non-positive Approaches to Research in the Third Sector: Empowered Policy-making', Conference Working Papers Series Volume VIII - siena, Italy, 2012, 10-13 July 2012, Siena, Italy, pp. 1-17. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Alessandrini M, 'Volunteer Transitions and Experiences', 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), 10-13 July 2012, Universita degli Studi di Siena, pp. 43. (2012) [Chair International Conference]

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2011Alessandrini M, 'High Net Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific', Seventh ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 24-26 November 2011, Bali, pp. 9. (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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2011Alessandrini MJ, 'Accountability in Collective Strategic Planning: Who's Responsible?', Public Policy Network, 27-28 J anuary, 2011, Massey University Albany, pp. 1-18. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Alessandrini MJ, 'Does volunteering empower women?', Seventh ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 24-26 November 2011, Bali, pp. 1-14. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Alessandrini MJ, 'The Role of the Third Sector in Subnational Strategic Planning', Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Limited, November 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-18. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Alessandrini MJ, 'Participative Policy-making and regional level strategic planning in Australia and the USA', ISTR, 7 -10 July 2010, Kadir University, Istanbul, pp. 1-13. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Alessandrini MJ, 'An Australian Comparative Analysis of Regional Level Strategic Initiatives: A Briefing Paper', Public Policy Network Conference, 28-29 January, Public Policy Network Conference, Hobart Tasmania (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Alessandrini MJ, 'Market Approaches to Third Sector Service Delivery', Proceedings of the 6th ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference: Changes, Challenges, and New Opportunities for the Third Sector (CD), 1-4 November, Taipei, Taiwan (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Social Cohesion and Multi-culturalism: How does ethnicity affect individual community engagement in Australia?', Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, 10-14 January 2008, Hawaii EJ (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Towards an Australian Fourth Sector?', Proceedings of the ANZTSR Ninth Biennial Conference, 24-26 November 2008, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand EJ (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Alessandrini MJ, 'Evidence of a Fourth Sector of Society in Australia', Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of CIRIEC, 22-24 September 2008, Seville, Spain EJ ISBN 978-84-95003-67-6 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Indicators of Altruism: Social Inclusion and Identity Construction in Australia', Proceedings of the The First International CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy, 22-25 October 2007, Victoria, Canada EJ (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, 'Keeping Them Interested: Defining the problem of student retention', Proceedings of the UTAS 2007 Teaching Matters Conference, 30 November 2007, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 24. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Alessandrini MJ, Carr AR, Coghlan P, 'Building social capital through blood donation: the social futures project', Proceedings of the XVIIIth Regional Congress of the ISBT, 10-13 November 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp. 46-52. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Social Capital in Australia: The 'Haves' and 'Have-Nots'', Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference, 26-28 November 2006, Adelaide, SA, pp. EJ15. ISBN 0-7258-0801-2 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Social Capital and Blood Donation: The Australian Case', Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 18-21 July 2006, Rhodes, Greece EJ (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Alessandrini MJ, 'Women's Policy/Family Policy: Semantics and Policy Slippage', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 28-30 September 2005, Dunedin, New Zealand EJ (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'A New Pillar of Society', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 29 September-1 October 2004, Adelaide, South Australia EJ (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'Social Capital and Blood Donation: Cause or Effect?', ANZTSR 2004 Conference Proceedings, 24-26 November 2004, Brisbane, Queensland EJ ISBN 0-646-44394-1 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'Law Session Chair', ANZTSR 2004 Conference, 24-26 November 2004, Brisbane, Queensland ISBN 0-646-44394-1 (2004) [Chair International Conference]

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2003Alessandrini MJ, 'The Double Shift and Policy Implementation: A Gendered Analysis of the Supply End of Social Capital', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 29 September-1 October 2003, Hobart, Tasmania EJ (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Alessandrini MJ, 'Blood: Life's Greatest Gift - The Challenge Facing Red Cross', Proceedings of the ANZTSR Sixth Biennial Conference, 27-29 November 2002, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand EJ (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Alessandrini MJ, Wellesley S, 'The View From Behind Bars: the Third Sector in Prison', Proceedings of the ANZTSR Sixth Biennial Conference, 27-29 November 2002, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand EJ (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Alessandrini MJ, 'A fourth sector: The impact of neo-liberalism on non-profit organisations', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Jubilee Conference, 2-4 October 2002, ANU, Canberra EJ (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Alessandrini M, Winter R, Reid M, 'Women in the Building and Construction Industry Final Report', Tasmania Building & Construction Industry Training Board (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Winter R; Reid M

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, Fothergill TE, 'Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Research Report', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Winter RE; Fothergill TE

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, Fothergill TE, 'Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Media Brief', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Winter RE; Fothergill TE

2011Winter RE, Alessandrini MJ, 'Investigation of Tasmanian women's participation in the labour market: Research Data', Unions Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Winter RE

2006Alessandrini MJ, 'Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service: ARC Final Report', Australian Red Cross Blood Service (2006) [Contract Report]

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2006Kellow AJ, Hall HR, Richman M, Alessandrini MJ, Bower M, et al., 'Enhancing the Implementation and Management of Drug Diversion Strategies in Australian Law Enforcement Agencies: Final Report', National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kellow AJ; Hall HR; Bower M; Julian RD; White RD

2005Kellow AJ, Julian RD, Alessandrini MJ, 'Young Recidivist Car Theft Offender Program (U-Turn): Local Evaluation - Tasmania (Final Report)', Department of Police and Public Safety (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kellow AJ; Julian RD

2003Alessandrini MJ, 'Community Sector Skills Development Program: Fourth Survey of the Community Sector Evaluation Report', Department of Health and Human Services (2003) [Contract Report]

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2002Alessandrini MJ, 'Community Sector Skills Development Program (Round 3): Focus Groups Stage 1 Report', Department of Health and Human Services (2002) [Consultants Report]

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2001Alessandrini MJ, 'Let's Face It Project: January 2000 - July 2001 Final Report', Anglicare (2001) [Contract Report]

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2001Alessandrini MJ, Bower M, 'Colony 47: Review of the Organisational Profile in the Community Sector', Colony 47 (2001) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bower M

2001Bower M, Alessandrini MJ, 'Let's Face It: Local Evaluation', Anglicare (2001) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bower M

2001Bower M, Alessandrini MJ, 'Community Sector Skills Development Program: Third Survey of the Community Sector Evaluation Report', Department of Health and Human Services (2001) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Bower M

1998Ryan WM, Alessandrini MJ, 'Community Sector Skills Development Program (CSSDP): First Process Evaluation', Productivity Plus Group / Department of Community and Health Services (CYFS Division) (1998) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ryan WM

1998Ryan WM, Bower M, Marsh A, Alessandrini MJ, Sproule S, et al., 'Evaluation of the Implementation of SAAP III in Tasmania: Final Report', Tasmanian Department of Community and Health Services (1998) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Ryan WM; Bower M; Marsh A; Sproule S; Patman P

Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Alessandrini M, 'Women of the land- women in the landscape', Parliament House, Reception room, Hobart, Tasmnaia, pp. 10 (2015) [Minor Creative Work]

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Thesis

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Alessandrini MJ, 'Independence at a Price: The relationship between nongovernment human service organisations and the polity in Texas and Tasmania' (2001) [PhD]

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Entry

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'Contractualism', Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, D Schultz (ed), New York, pp. 85 (2004) [Entry]

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'Outsourcing', Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, D Schultz (ed), New York, pp. 303-304 (2004) [Entry]

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2004Alessandrini MJ, 'Social entrepreneurship', Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, D Schultz (ed), New York, pp. 395-396 (2004) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

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 was also on the research team for the NDLERF grant of $375,000 looking at drug diversion implementation policy. In addition she was 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.  Megan conducted research in 2011 for Unions Tasmania [$20,000] on the marginalization of women in the labour market and in 2012 for the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board [TCBITB] on a gender analysis of the industry [$28,000].

Funding Summary

Number of grants

10

Total funding

$647,334

Projects

Gender analysis of the Tasmanian Building Industry (2011 - 2012)$28,000
Funding
Tasmanian Building Construction Industry Training Board ($28,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Period
2011 - 2012
7th ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference 24 to 26 November 2011, Indonesia (June 2011) (2011)$1,611
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,611)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Year
2011
Investigation of Women's Participation in the Tasmanian Labour Market (2010)$20,000
Funding
Unions Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Year
2010
Indigenous Staff Scholarship Program (2009)$34,800
Funding
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ($34,800)
Scheme
Scholarship-Indigenous Staff
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Aitken WA; Alessandrini MJ; Rolls M
Year
2009
Evaluation of U-turn Supported Housing Accommodation (2004)$8,207
Funding
Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] ($8,207)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Alessandrini MJ
Year
2004
Streetsafe Hobart: Evaluation: Design, Implementation and Indicative Outcomes (2003)$5,000
Funding
Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] ($5,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Year
2003
Young Recidivist Car Theft Offender Program (U-Turn) (2003 - 2004)$45,244
Funding
Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] ($45,244)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Alessandrini MJ
Period
2003 - 2004
Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (2003 - 2006)$317,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($215,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Period
2003 - 2006
Grant Reference
LP0347528
Enhancing the Implementation and Management of Drug Diversion Strategies in Australian Law Enforcement Agencies (2003 - 2005)$175,472
Funding
Department of Health and Ageing ($175,472)
Scheme
Grant-National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hall HR; Kellow AJ; White RD; Alessandrini MJ; Richman M
Period
2003 - 2005
Community sector skills Dev Program-3rd evaluation (2002 - 2003)$12,000
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($12,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alessandrini MJ
Period
2002 - 2003

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersValues, Environmental Integrity and Sustainability: The Advocacy Coalition Framework and the Management of Tasmania's Coast2012
PhDA Comparative Analysis of Australian and United States Energy Policy: Overcoming disadvantage2015

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDPublicans, Presbyterians and Policy: An institutionalist analysis of alcohol control policies in Australia and New Zealand 1900-2010
Candidate: Daniel Joseph Hanna
2016
PhDThe Relationship between Government and Non Government Sectors: The Case of Tasmania
Candidate: Courtney Webber
2014
PhDAttribution Analysis: A Critique of the Policy Paradigm with a Case Study of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
Candidate: Wendy Adeline Aitken
2013