BEc (Econometrics Hons) USyd; Masters of Policy Studies UNSW; PhD UNSW
Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo (BEc (Econometrics Hons); Master of Policy Studies; PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. She is a social policy researcher and quantitative research analyst whose focus is on social disadvantage and social indicators specialising in poverty and inequality; deprivation and social exclusion; well-being and ageing societies. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, with the most research project involving cross-national comparison of deprivation amongst European countries. Before joining the SPRC, Yuvisthi worked for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on sustainable housing and support options for older homeless people. Prior to joining academic, Yuvisthi spent many years working in marketing and market research in the corporate sector, with consumer goods conglomerate Unilever; information technology company IBM; and strategic research consultancy Stancombe Research and Planning.
Yuvisthi completed her PhD in 2017 as the recipient of the Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research Scholarship (now known as the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research). Her thesis involved developing a set of economic metrics and a social indicator well-being framework to measure the economic standard of living and multi-dimensional well-being of individuals and applying the conceptual and methodological framework to analysis of older Australians.
Poverty and Inequality
Deprivation and Social Exclusion
Ageing and the Life Course
Nominated, FASS Dean's Best Doctoral Thesis Award, 2018
Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), PhD Scholarship, 2008
UNSW/ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership Steering Committee
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Board, Elected Member, 2019-2021
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Early Career Academic Network Committee, 2018-2019
SPRC Seminar Coordinator, 2019-2021
Economic and Labour Relations Review, Editorial Board
Social Inclusion, Editorial Board, 2019-2021
The Australian Sociological Association, Member
Australian Social Policy Association, Member
International Sociological Association, Member of RC55 on Social Indicators, RC19 on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy; and RC11 on Sociology of Ageing
UNSW Women in Research Network, Member
Yuvisthi Naidoo welcomes enquiries from prospective Higher Degree Research candidates with an interest in social policy and the welfare state; the measurement and understanding of poverty and inequality; ageing societies; well-being and social indicator frameworks.
Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being
Renmin University Social Policy Summer Course, Renmin University, Beijing
'Changing Social Policy', as part of the Master of Public Policy and Governance Degree, FASS, UNSW