Angela is a social researcher and program evaluator with experience in a wide range of methods and with varied audiences, including children and young people, job seekers, low paid workers and employers. She currently provides advice and research consultancy to the Mitchell Institute.
Angela was previously the social research manager and a senior advisor at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). She had oversight of major reviews and evaluation projects including preventing family crisis, child abuse and neglect, engaging families in the early years, transition to school, evaluating parent engagement, and designing better data and systems to support child development. She continues to be an advocate for systems change to improve the health and wellbeing of children. Prior to ARACY, Angela spent over a decade in labour market and workforce development research including research with business and industry on recruitment practices and the social and economic impacts of minimum wage decisions. Her research conducted for various agencies across the Australian government explored casual and low paid work, unemployment, cycles of disadvantage, employability skills, and social inclusion.