Emma is a PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations. Her project explores how and why Commonwealth government policy responses have failed to meet their objective of decreasing Indigenous disadvantage. It seeks to examine the relationship between policy problem definition and policy failure. Her research is supervised by Associate Professor Kate Crowley and Professor Roberta Julian.
Her research interests are:
- Policy and program evaluation
- the employment and wellbeing outcomes of civilian partners of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members.
- the mental health outcomes of partners and families of ADF members (unrelated to PTSD).
- the provision and evaluation of child protection services, primarily in the area of Out of Home Care and family support.
Degree University Awarded
GCertPubPolicy University of Tasmania 2017
BSW (Hons) University of Newcastle 2016