Social Policy Research Network


We bring together researchers and practitioners from within the University of Sydney and from non-profit and public sectors. We help coordinate research collaborations, host seminars and encourage the involvement of new and early-career researchers, as well as students, managers, policy analysts, and practitioners.


Professor Susan Goodwin, Associate Professor Ruth Phillips, Associate Professor Margot Rawsthorne, Dr Susan Heward-Belle, Dr Emma Tseris, Dr Margaret Spencer

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



At the Social Policy Research Network, we aim to:

  • Enhance mutual learning and development
  • Support rigorous, timely, relevant, and theoretically informed social policy research
  • Collaborate on developing resources and knowledge to engage in social policy debates
  • Organise events that develop and communicate social policy research to a range of audiences
  • Adopt an inclusive approach to all those involved in social policy.

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community development and participation, domestic and gender-related violence, gender and social policy, third sector research, welfare states (national and international)

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2749