people

Clara Siagian

Clara Siagian

Clara Siagian is a Ph.D. candidate from the Australian National University and a senior researcher at the Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing (PUSKAPA), Universitas Indonesia. Her doctoral project explores the everyday lives of evicted families who are...

Belinda Whitelaw

Belinda Whitelaw

Belinda Whitelaw is the Community Engagement Officer for the More for Children project in Shepparton. Belinda leads the Best Start program for the Greater Shepparton City Council, and has deep knowledge of early childhood and of the community.

Shandel Pile

Shandel Pile

Shandel Pile is the Community Engagement Officer for the More for Children project in Burnie. Shandel previously worked with Burnie Community House and is currently leading the Community Knowledge Collection project with Burnie Works. She brings deep knowledge of...

Dr Talia Avrahamzon

Dr Talia Avrahamzon

Talia completed her PhD at the Australian National University in 2019 and is now the National Strategic Partnerships and Impact Manager for the First Peoples Disability Network Australia. She joins the Children's Policy Centre as a Visiting Fellow from June 2023.

Dr. Cadhla O’Sullivan

Dr. Cadhla O’Sullivan

Cadhla is a research fellow at the Children’s Policy Centre. She was recently awarded her doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland where she conducted qualitative, participatory research with children and youth in Colombia for peace. Prior to...

Celia Vuckovic

Celia Vuckovic

A linguist by training, Celia has worked at the Australian National University for more than twenty years supporting research in the arts, humanities and public policy. Celia enjoys bringing research findings to a diverse range of stakeholders in accessible and...

Professor Sharon Bessell

Professor Sharon Bessell

Sharon is the director of the Children’s Policy Centre. Sharon’s research interests revolve around issues of social justice and human rights, focusing on three broad areas. The first is social policy, social justice and the human rights of children. The second is the...