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Jenny is currently an Associate Lecturer with the College of Business Government and Law, remotely teaching distance education students enrolled in postgraduate public policy, public administration and research topics.  Prior to this, Jenny was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS), and as a research associate in a number of positions at Flinders University and the University of Queensland.   She has over fifteen years of work experience in a range of government and non-government positions across social policy sectors including family violence, family services, disability, aged care and youth homelessness - in Australia and internationally. Within these roles, she has undertaken research; provided policy advice, been involved in service design and redevelopment, and managed programs.  Her research interests include social inclusion and social disadvantage, engaged research and knowledge mobilisation (particularly in relation to complex/"wicked" social problems) and evidence-informed policy and practice.  Jenny's recent PhD research used a mixed methodology, drawing on large-scale data sets, to explore how relationships and networks help to support the uptake of social research in policy making processes in Australia.


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