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