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Researcher: Alessandrini, MJ (Dr Megan Alessandrini)

Fields of Research

Public Policy
Australian Government and Politics
Social Policy
Policy and Administration
Social Change
Comparative Government and Politics
Health Policy
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Studies in Human Society
Gender Specific Studies
Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Sociology
Public Administration
Social Theory
Sustainable Agricultural Development
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Corporations and Associations Law
Public Health and Health Services
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Law and Legal Studies
Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Cultural Theory
Small Business Management
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Journalism Studies
Health and Community Services
Education
Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Cultural Studies
Causes and Prevention of Crime

Research Objectives

Government and Politics
Civics and Citizenship
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Community Service (excl. Work)
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Social Structure and Health
Law, Politics and Community Services
Employment Patterns and Change
Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Distribution of Income and Wealth
Law Enforcement
Political Systems
Health
Education and Training Systems
Families and Family Services
Health Education and Promotion
Cultural Understanding
Professions and Professionalisation
Gender Aspects of Education
Gender and Sexualities
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Pedagogy
Application Tools and System Utilities
Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Employment Services
Crime Prevention
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Social Class and Inequalities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
Construction
Management and Productivity
Substance Abuse
The Media
Education and Training
Women's Health
Work and Family Responsibilities
Health Policy Evaluation
Behaviour and Health
Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
Child Health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Action Research: the impact of research on policy-making and attitudinal change; 12th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference
A fourth sector: The impact of neo-liberalism on non-profit organisations; Australasian Political Studies Association Jubilee Conference
A New Pillar of Society; Australasian Political Studies Association
Accountability in Collective Strategic Planning: Who's Responsible?; Public Policy Network Conference 2011
An Australian Comparative Analysis of Regional Level Strategic Initiatives: A Briefing Paper; Public Policy Network Conference
Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Associate Editor of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Associate Editor of The International Journal of the Humanities; The International Journal of the Humanities
Blood: Life's Greatest Gift - The Challenge Facing Red Cross; ANZTSR Sixth Biennial Conference: Doing Well
Building Social Capital Through Blood Donation: The Social Futures Project; Vox Sanguinis
Building social capital through blood donation: the social futures project; XVIIIth Regional Congress of the ISBT: ISBT Science Series
Case Study method; Social Research Methods online
Collaborating for Success?; 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third- Sector Research
Colony 47: Review of the Organisational Profile in the Community Sector
Community Sector Skills Development Program (CSSDP): First Process Evaluation
Community Sector Skills Development Program (Round 3): Focus Groups Stage 1 Report
Community Sector Skills Development Program: Fourth Survey of the Community Sector Evaluation Report
Community Sector Skills Development Program: Third Survey of the Community Sector Evaluation Report
Community volunteerism and blood donation: altruism as a lifestyle choice; Transfusion Medicine Reviews
Companion Animals in Aged Care: the Impact of Action Research on Attitudinal Change and Policy-making; Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review
Contractualism
Crporate Social Responsibility and NGO's: Can we really be friends?; 2013 ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Does volunteering empower women?; Seventh ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Enhancing the Implementation and Management of Drug Diversion Strategies in Australian Law Enforcement Agencies: Final Report
Evaluation of the Implementation of SAAP III in Tasmania: Final Report
Evidence of a Fourth Sector of Society in Australia; Innovation and Management: Answers to the great challenges of public, social economy and cooperative enterprises
Getting Connected: Can Social Capital be Virtual?; Webology
Have the Courage to Step Up and Be All That You Can Be; Education Transformations
High Net Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific; Seventh ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Independence at a Price: The relationship between nongovernment human service organisations and the polity in Texas and Tasmania
Indicators of Altruism: Social Inclusion and Identity Construction in Australia; The First International CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy
Investigation of Tasmanian women's participation in the labour market: Research Data
Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Media Brief
Investigation of women's participation in the Tasmanian labour market: Research Report
Invited Chair - Session 5 on Local Government Citizen Participation and Service Delivery; 2013 ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Is Civil Society an Adequate Theory?; Third Sector Review
Keeping Them Interested: Defining the problem of student retention; UTAS Teaching Matters Conference 2007: Showcasing Innovation
Law Session Chair; Building Bridges & Strengthening Bonds
Let's Face It Project: January 2000 - July 2001 Final Report
Let's Face It: Local Evaluation
Market Approaches to Third Sector Service Delivery; The 6th ISTR Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Non-positive Approaches to Research in the Third Sector: Empowered Policy-making; 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Outsourcing
Participative Policy-making and regional level strategic planning in Australia and the USA; ISTR International Conference 2010
Place-based Strategic Planning: The Politics of Participation; Athens Institute for Education and Research
Place-based strategic planning: the politics of participation; Tamkang Journal of International Affairs
Political Chronicle July December 2014; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles - Tasmania; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political chronicles - Tasmania January to July 2012; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles - Tasmania January to June 2011; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles July to December 2013; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles Tasmania January to June 2010; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles Tasmania July to December 2009; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles, Tasmania January to June; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Political Chronicles: Tasmania, July to December 2012; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Public Administration Today; Public Asministration Today
Public Administration Today, Special Issue: Policy Theory and Practice: Initiatives-Ideas-Practice; Public Administration Today
Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service: ARC Final Report
Review of 'Promoting Integrity: Evaluating and Improving Public Institutions' by B.W. Head, A.J. Brown and C. Conners (eds)
Review of Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures by T Bennett, M Emmison and J Frow
Review of Australia's Welfare Wars Revisited by Philip Mendes
Review of Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report by Shaun Wilson et al (eds)
Review of Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces edited by Sally Paulin
Review of Daughters of the Dreaming by Dianne Bell
Social Capital and Blood Donation: Cause or Effect?; Building Bridges & Strengthening Bonds
Social Capital and Blood Donation: The Australian Case; International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Social Capital and Blood Donation: The Australian Case; 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Social Capital in Australia: The 'Haves' and 'Have-Nots'; ANZTSR Biennial Conference
Social Cohesion and Multi-culturalism: How does ethnicity affect individual community engagement in Australia?; Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
Social entrepreneurship
Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry : Women co-preneurs as managers; Contemporary global perspectives on gender economics
Systemic gender barriers in building and construction industry: co-preneurs as managers; Gender Economics Global Conference
Tasmania July to December 2011; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Tasmania: July to December 2010; Australian Journal of Politics and History
The Dilemma of Organ Transplantation: Opting In or Opting Out; International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
The Double Shift and Policy Implementation: A Gendered Analysis of the Supply End of Social Capital; Australasian Political Studies Association Conference
The Politics of Organ Donation: Chasing a Rainbow?; The International Journal of the Humanities
The role of the third sector in participative policy making; Third Sector Research Centre
The Role of the Third Sector in Subnational Strategic Planning; ANZTSR Biennial Conference
The role of the Third Sector in subnational strategic planning; Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review
The View From Behind Bars: the Third Sector in Prison; ANZTSR Sixth Biennial Conference: Doing Well
Towards a Fourth Sector? Australian Community Organisations and the Market; Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Review
Towards an Australian Fourth Sector?; ANZTSR Ninth Biennial Conference
Understanding Australian Social Capital and Blood Donation; Third Sector Review
Volunteer Transitions and Experiences; 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Women co-preneurs and systemic gender barriers in the building and construction industry; 32nd International Labour Process Conference
Women in the Building and Construction Industry Final Report
Women of the land- women in the landscape
Women's Policy/Family Policy: Semantics and Policy Slippage; APSA Conference
Young Recidivist Car Theft Offender Program (U-Turn): Local Evaluation - Tasmania (Final Report)
[Guest Editor] Third Sector Review; Third Sector Review

Research Projects

7th ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference 24 to 26 November 2011, Indonesia (June 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Enhancing the Implementation and Management of Drug Diversion Strategies in Australian Law Enforcement Agencies; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Indigenous Staff Scholarship Program; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Community sector skills Dev Program-3rd evaluation
Evaluation of U-turn Supported Housing Accommodation
Gender analysis of the Tasmanian Building Industry
Investigation of Women's Participation in the Tasmanian Labour Market
Streetsafe Hobart: Evaluation: Design, Implementation and Indicative Outcomes
Young Recidivist Car Theft Offender Program (U-Turn)

Research Candidate Supervision

Accumulation of Income by Not-for-profits- Who Should Decide Whether Not-for-profits Need to Use It or Lose It?
Attribution Analysis- A Critique of the Policy Paradigm with a Case Study of the Northern Territory Emergency Response
Health and well-being policy, planning and implementation- A comparative study of Tasmania and international processes using regional development approaches.
International Norms and State Identity- Gender Mainstreaming in Timor-Leste
The Impact of Institutional Features on Regulatory Change
The Relationship between Government and Non Government Sectors- The Case of Tasmania
Values, environmental integrity and sustainability- The Advocacy Coalition Framework and the management of Tasmania's coast