Matthew Flinders Professor Ian Goodwin-Smith


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Research Biography

Professor Goodwin-Smith is the Matthew Flinders Professor of Social Impact and Director of CSI Flinders. He is a researcher in the fields of social policy and social service with extensive experience in research and evaluation relating to social service improvement, systems reform and social policy. He is a research leader experienced in managing research centres and concentrations in collaboration and partnership with industry and community stakeholders. Ian has a history of working collaboratively with government and non-government organisations, communities and people who have been marginalised, and a long track record of research partnerships, both internationally and in all Australian states and territories, in metropolitan, country and remote settings. He has experience in co-designing and administering large scale research and evaluation projects, and in working across sectors and disciplines with a range of stakeholder groups.


BA (Hons, 1st class)


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Research Areas

  • Business
  • Government and international relations

Supervisory Interests

  • Social inclusion
  • Social policy
  • Social issues
  • Social services
  • Social theory


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