Senior Policy Advisor

Andrew joined the Inclusive Communities team of the Social Policy and Research Centre as a Policy Advisor in April 2021.

He has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Toronto, Canada, with a focus on the future of work and inclusive labour market policies for marginalised Canadians.

Andrew’s career spans multiple jurisdictions. Before joining BSL he worked in the Victorian Government on economic and social policy issues including affordable housing, infrastructure planning, and Traditional Owner engagement in place-based design.

Andrew leads BSL efforts on disability employment policy, including developing the organisation's response to the National Disability Employment Strategy, as well as providing policy support for disability employment pilots with BSL’s partners.

BSL publication

Thies, A, Warr, D, Mallett, S & Brown, D 2021  10 strategies for improving employment outcomes for people with disability

External publication

Hartmann, E, Thirgood, J & Thies, A 2018, A fair fiscal deal: towards a more principled allocation of federal transfers, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, University of Toronto.