Eloise Hummell

Eloise Hummell

Research Fellow

Eloise has a PhD in Sociology and Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) from Macquarie University, Sydney. Since joining The Hopkins Centre in 2017 as a Research Fellow, Eloise has been engaged in research projects broadly examining disability rights, policy and service delivery reforms. As the lead Research Fellow within the Financing & Governance Models of Lifetime Care portfolio of projects that sits within the Policy, Governance and Service Systems research stream, Eloise is currently working on two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery projects and one industry funded project. This program of research focuses broadly on examining disability rights, policy and system reforms through diverse conceptual frameworks to ascertain how reforms get translated through the various administrative, organisational and practice tiers, and to critically examine the administrative, practice and equity impacts.

Eloise’s PhD on Catalan ethnic identity in Spain, explored contexts of resistance, change and contestation across topics including politics, language, cultural performance, space, nationalism and independence, history and memory, government policies. This reflects her general interest in the complex and shifting factors that influence identity construction, social well-being and government policy, and developing nuanced understandings of emerging social relations and transforming systems. Her current research extends this into the field of social policy analysis, especially focused on street-level perspectives of policy in action, ethics and rights pertaining to injury and disability models of lifetime care.

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