I am a public commentator, community change agent, well known feminist, on a postage stamp, Boyer Lecturer 1995, and active social and political researcher. I have taught policy, advocacy and research methods, run research consultancies, worked as a public servant, political adviser and consultant. My professional expertise is policy and research issues. I am working on evidence bases for social policy with Jumbunna with an emphasis on income management at present. I have written widely on a range of political and social issues.