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Our people

The Institute for Social Change brings together researchers across the University of Tasmania who are passionate about understanding and addressing social change in this state and beyond.

Institute staff, together with our colleagues across the university, deliver a range of policy, demographic and social research services aimed at informing public policy and community debate.

We provide analysis and commentary aimed at stimulating discussion around key issues affecting Tasmania and the wider community.

Our team

Research Associate.

Nyree coordinates survey design and conducts quantitative data analysis for The Tasmania Project. Nyree is also undertaking a PhD in Sociology/Public Policy within the School of Social Sciences.

Research Associate.

Ella supports a range of research activities conducted by the Institute. Ella is also a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences studying social housing and wellbeing and is experienced in project management, research administration, research impact and engagement, and human research ethics.

PhD Candidate.

Lauren is a PhD candidate (society and culture) looking at regional recovery, wellbeing and the 'good-life'. Lauren has a background in economics and has worked in the public service across multiple statistical domains.

Adjunct Associate Professor.

Lisa is a demographer and quantitative researcher, Lisa provides independent demographic analysis at a state, regional and local level using multiple social and economic variables.


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