Shona Bates

Project Manager
BSc Environmental Science and German (University of East London, 1995), MSc Environmental Legislation & Management (Brunel University, UK, 1999), post graduate studies in Development Management, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Valuation & Poli
Social Policy Research Centre


+61 2 9385 4058
+61 2 9385 7838
Room 215, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Shona Bates has 20 years experience in policy analysis, project management, stakeholder management, quality assurance and risk management. Most of this experience has been gained in developing environmental policy instruments for state, national and international organisations in Australia, the UK and Europe.

Shona joined the SPRC in May 2012 and has worked as a researcher and project manager on a number of projects, including:

  • the evaluation of New Income Management in the Northern Territory (Northern Territory)
  • the evaluation of Voluntary Income Management in the APY Lands (South Australia)
  • research on Arthritis and Disability (Australia)
  • the evaluation of a culturally appropriate service for disability support (Services Our Way, Nowra)
  • research on Cyberbullying (Australia)
  • research on maximising life choices of people with a spinal cord injury (Australia)
  • research on information sharing to improve government service delivery (NSW)
  • evaluation of sub-acute mental health services (South Australia)
  • evaluation of a capacity building program (My Choice Matters) for people with disability in NSW

Shona is combining her environmental and social policy experience by examining how to improve the resilience of communities most likely to be affected by natural disasters and a changing environment.


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