D.Phil. University of Glasgow and University of New South Wales 2019
B. Social Research and Policy (with a major in Politics and International Relations) – First Class Honors and the University Medal, University of New South Wales 2009-2012
Georgia is a political sociologist whose principal interests are in social policy and welfare research, and the political economy of disability and care work. Her research program comprises a series of projects that investigate the politics of social policy reform, the organisation and delivery of social care, and care work in publicly funded social services in which market-oriented principles, processes, vocabularies and mechanisms have been adopted, both in Australia and internationally. As a postdoctoral fellow at the ADM+S Centre (UNSW node), Georgia is currently developing new work with Professor Jackie Leach Scully (CI) in the Health focus area and People program, exploring disabled people's understandings and experiences of Automated Decision-Making in Australia.
Dean's Prize for Research (Society) Impact Award (2014)
Australian Post-graduate Award, 2013-2017
Research Excellence Award 2013-2015
U21 Joint PhD Research Scholarship, 2013
University Medal (Social Research and Policy Hons 2012)
NDIS Workforce Research (CI)
Funding bodies: Health Services Union, Australian Services Union (ASU) and United Workers Union (UWU)
February 2020 – May 2020
Amount allocated: $33,000
This project explores the status of the workforce delivering disability services in the context of the NDIS in early 2020. In partnership with the three unions, the research team will develop a survey and capture information from disability workers about their characteristics, the nature of their work and job quality, their experiences and perceptions of delivering services and supports to people with disability, health and safety, and other workforce issues. The findings will provide a current profile of the disability workforce to provide a basis for evidence-informed policy development and advocacy and inform public debate and directions for further research.