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Bhairavi Raman

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Bhairavi has experience in public policy, research and service delivery.

She has developed and implemented significant policy reform agendas across the Australian and state governments and has productively engaged stakeholders from a variety of sectors to achieve outcomes. With a background in psychology and academia, Bhairavi is a critical thinker and applies a sensitive understanding of human factors to solving problems.

Influential work

  • Designed a funding package to address service gaps in the delivery of programs to perpetrators of family and domestic violence across Australia, resulting in innovative programs that attracted government support
  • Negotiated with more than 30 officials in Australian justice, police, community safety and corrections agencies to gain ministerial agreement over a major policy reform agenda
  • Worked with a Victorian Government agency to embed outcomes approaches in departmental operations and decision-making processes as part of a whole-of-government shift towards defining and measuring outcomes
  • Reviewed the redesign of a road safety education program, involving major stakeholders across road safety, state and local government, emergency services and education sectors
  • Led and delivered a road safety peer-education program across secondary schools in Victoria; in partnership with police, fire services and local governments.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Bhairavi worked at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government Department of Social Services. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Diploma in Languages (French) from Monash University, and completed Data Analytics Module: Using Data to Evaluate Policy at the Australian National University.

In her spare time...

Bhairavi is a performing violinist, trained in the western classical and South Indian classical art forms, and spends weekends and holidays travelling across Australia and internationally to play concerts.

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