Thursday, 13 November, 2014
Lucinda is a public policy researcher with a passion for using applied research and strategic thinking to solve complex policy problems.
Lucinda completed a Bachelor of Planning at the University of New South Wales and attained First Class Honours in 2012. She has over eight years’ experience across social policy and research, strategic and social planning, local government and development assessment. Lucinda has worked in both the private and public sectors, including the City of Sydney Council and the University of Technology Sydney, Institute for Public Policy and Governance where she was in a Senior Policy and Research role, before joining the HRF Centre at the University of Newcastle.
Throughout Lucinda’s varied career she has coordinated and contributed to a wide range of high profile social research and policy projects, including areas such as housing, health, local government, regional development, community development, stakeholder engagement and community consultation. Her work constantly requires her to liaise with stakeholders across government, non-government organisations, and community and industry groups.
Lucinda has been involved in community development projects including building an ecologically sustainable, off grid house out of recycled materials in Tasmania, and is also a co-author of a research paper published in the Journal of Public Health, which explores engagement around housing, health and masterplanning. She has a personal and professional interest in intentional communities and alternative housing arrangements to deliver housing affordability and social sustainability.