Researcher

Dr Yuvisthi Sarashana Naidoo

My Expertise

Poverty and Inequality

Deprivation and Social Exclusion

Ageing societies

Social Indicators and Well-being measurement

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo (BEc (Econometrics Hons); Master of Policy Studies; PhD)  is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. She is a social policy researcher and quantitative research analyst whose focus is on social disadvantage and social indicators specialising in poverty and inequality; deprivation and social exclusion; well-being and ageing societies. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded...view more

Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo (BEc (Econometrics Hons); Master of Policy Studies; PhD)  is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. She is a social policy researcher and quantitative research analyst whose focus is on social disadvantage and social indicators specialising in poverty and inequality; deprivation and social exclusion; well-being and ageing societies. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, with the most research project involving cross-national comparison of deprivation amongst European countries. Before joining the SPRC, Yuvisthi worked for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on sustainable housing and support options for older homeless people. Prior to joining academic, Yuvisthi spent many years working in marketing and market research in the corporate sector, with consumer goods conglomerate Unilever; information technology company IBM; and strategic research consultancy Stancombe Research and Planning.

Yuvisthi completed her PhD in 2017 as the recipient of the Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research Scholarship (now known as the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research). Her thesis involved developing a set of economic metrics and a social indicator well-being framework to measure the economic standard of living and multi-dimensional well-being of individuals and applying the conceptual and methodological framework to analysis of older Australians.

Research Areas

Poverty and Inequality

Deprivation and Social Exclusion

Ageing and the Life Course


My Qualifications

BEc (Econometrics Hons) USyd; Masters of Policy Studies UNSW; PhD UNSW


My Awards

Nominated, FASS Dean's Best Doctoral Thesis Award, 2018

 

Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), PhD Scholarship, 2008

 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Yuvisthi Naidoo welcomes enquiries from prospective Higher Degree Research candidates with an interest in social policy and the welfare state; the measurement and understanding of poverty and inequality; ageing societies; well-being and social indicator frameworks.

 


My Engagement

 

UNSW/ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership Steering Committee

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Board, Elected Member, 2019-2020

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Early Career Academic Network Committee, 2018-2019

SPRC Seminar Coordinator, 2019-2020

Economic and Labour Relations Review, Editorial Board

Social Inclusion, Editorial Board, 2019-2021

The Australian Sociological Association, Member

Australian Social Policy Association, Member

International Sociological Association, Member of RC55 on Social Indicators, RC19 on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy; and RC11 on Sociology of Ageing

UNSW Women in Research Network, Member


My Teaching

Research Supervision:

Yuvisthi Naidoo welcomes enquiries from prospective Higher Degree Research candidates with an interest in social policy and the welfare state; the measurement and understanding of poverty and inequality; ageing societies; well-being and social indicator frameworks.

 

Teaching Areas:

Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being

Previous Teaching:

Renmin University Social Policy Summer Course, Renmin University, Beijing

'Changing Social Policy', as part of the Master of Public Policy and Governance Degree, FASS, UNSW

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Location

252 Goodsell Building

Contact

+612 93857840
+612 93857838