The Stretton Institute shapes policy debate by bringing current and rigorous research to policy issues.
We bring together researchers and experts from across the University of Adelaide to address key policy issues of relevance to government.
Named after Hugh Stretton, the Institute has a strong social justice focus and drives a multi-disciplinary and multi-method research approach that:
- Stimulate ideas and innovation; and
- Evaluate programs and policies.
The Institute fosters and builds partnerships across the University as well as nationally and internationally.
Research Program Directors
Mr David Tune AO PSM (Chair)
Ms Ruth Ambler
Executive Director, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia
Professor Richard Hillis
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance), The University of Adelaide
Mr Mal Hyde AO
Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray
Interim Head, School of Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Professor John Phillimore
Executive Director, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University
Rev. Peter Sandeman
Chief Executive Officier, Anglicare SA
Professor Mark Western
Director, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland
Academic staff, affiliates, adjuncts and higher degree by research students from the University of Adelaide working in Policy are wishing to become a Stretton Institute member, please contact us.