Third sector research
Third sector research investigates the nature, role and influence of non-governmental (or not-for-profit) organisations. Key topics for third sector research include the role of NGOs in social policy development and governance; the history and organisation of NGO services in specific fields such as domestic violence, community development, ageing and child protection; how NGOs contribute to global social policy and international aid and development; NGOs and their contribution to democracy; and the role of human service NGOs in social policy research.
Researchers in this area include:
|Dr Alex McCormick||Sessional Lecturer and Tutor; Lecturer; Research Assistant; Equity Working Group Coordinator; Postdoctoral Fellow Keywords: Education for All, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, Global Social Policy, Norm Transfer, Critical Discourse Analysis|
|Associate Professor Ruth Phillips||Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Policy Studies; Associate Director, Office of Doctoral Studies; BSW Honours Coordinator|
|Dr Margot Rawsthorne||Senior Lecturer, Community Development; Faculty Coordinator, Postgraduate Coursework; Convenor, Master of Policy Studies; Convenor Social Work & Policy Studies|