Alexandra’s tertiary qualifications in anthropology and social policy have allowed her to bring a nuanced people-centred perspective to the development and evaluation of policy and programs.
She has held various policy and research-based roles in both higher education and the not-for-profit sector. In these roles, she has drawn on strong collaborative and research-led analytical skills to contribute to complex projects concerning diverse social policy issues. These include mental health service provision, domestic and family violence and migrant social infrastructure.
- Co-designed the first Faculty of Arts Research Assistance Program at The University of Melbourne, setting a precedent for future university initiatives
- Led data collection for the evaluation of a mental health program co-designed with Victorian young people from refugee and multicultural backgrounds, with the data used to secure ongoing funding
- Collaborated on a research project examining the effects of domestic and family violence on Australian children, informing private sector stakeholders and public policymakers
- Facilitated consultation sessions with young people from multicultural backgrounds to inform development of the Victorian Government’s state-wide anti-racism strategy
Outside of Nous
Prior to joining Nous, Alexandra engaged in the development and execution of research projects in higher education and not-for-profit organizations. As a University of Melbourne research assistant, she contributed to projects that related to pertinent national and state policy issues.
At the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Alexandra contributed to the evaluation of a large-scale mental health program delivered to young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Moreover, at Action Research Centre she worked on the first comprehensive review of the effects of domestic and family violence on Australian children.
Alexandra holds a Master of Social Policy and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Melbourne.
In her spare time...
Alexandra enjoys traveling and enthralling herself in diverse cultural experiences. She is an avid fiction and non-fiction reader. She also loves to cook and explore different cuisines.