The Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Professor Shelley Mallett leads the research and policy work of BSL, and has a joint position with the University of Melbourne as a Professorial Fellow of Social Policy. Her career has been diverse, spanning service delivery, service development and training as well as academic research and teaching. Shelley began her professional life as a speech pathologist, moving on to parent adolescent mediation and counselling before developing an academic career in sociology and anthropology. Shelley has held positions at Melbourne City Mission and Hanover Welfare Services. Her research interests are youth transitions, the role of the not-for-profit sector and the future of social security. Shelley is a board member of the Council to Homeless Persons.