Researcher

Dr Sue Olney

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Sue Olney is a Visiting Fellow in the Public Service Research Group in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra, a Research Fellow in the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Her research examines market-based reform of public services with particular focus on welfare-to-work and disability services. Sue has worked in...view more

Dr Sue Olney is a Visiting Fellow in the Public Service Research Group in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra, a Research Fellow in the Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne. Her research examines market-based reform of public services with particular focus on welfare-to-work and disability services. Sue has worked in the Victorian Government Departments of Education & Training, Victorian Communities, Planning & Community Development, Human Services and Health and in the not-for-profit sector, and been involved in numerous cross-government, cross-sector and interdisciplinary research projects, government and community sector initiatives, committees and working groups to promote access and equity in employment, education, training and disability services in Australia. Her academic experience includes teaching and research on governance and public administration in the Melbourne School of Government, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). She is currently on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Public Administration and co-director of the social policy discussion platform Power to Persuade. Sue holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.

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