Researcher

Professor Kristy Muir

My Expertise

Disability, Mental health, supported housing, war veterans, families, young people, mentoring and resilience, Children's/Youth Services and Childcare.

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Biography

Professor Kristy Muir is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney and an elected member of UNSW Sydney’s Council. She has worked for more than two decades with for-purpose organisations to help understand, measure, and find innovative solutions to complex social problems.

Kristy has undertaken dozens of projects with many government, not-for-profit, corporate, and philanthropic organisations...view more

Professor Kristy Muir is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney and an elected member of UNSW Sydney’s Council. She has worked for more than two decades with for-purpose organisations to help understand, measure, and find innovative solutions to complex social problems.

Kristy has undertaken dozens of projects with many government, not-for-profit, corporate, and philanthropic organisations to help improve social impact. Her research, which has attracted more than $11 million in funding, has focused on children, young people, families and communities and spans many social domains (e.g. education, employment and social participation, wellbeing, disability, mental health, financial resilience). She has published widely in policy, sociology, social work, history and public health journals and in publicly accessible and popular media, such as TEDxThe MandarinThe Guardian and The Conversation.

In 2013, Kristy won the UNSW Staff Excellence Award for Senior Leadership. She was formerly the Research Director at CSI (2013-15), the Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2011-13) and the Director of the Disability Studies and Research Centre (2009-2010) at UNSW Sydney. She has a PhD in social history, is a graduate of the AICD and, prior to joining academia, worked in the not-for-profit sector.

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Location

Suite 16.01
6 O'Connell St
Sydney, NSW 2000

Contact

61 2 8936 0923
61 2 8936 0920

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