Our People

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.

  • The Director

  • Research Program Directors

    Professor Joanne Wallis

    Security Policy in the Indo-Pacific.

    Professor Emma Baker

    Building a City for the Future

    Professor Lisa Hill

    Democracy, Security, Trust and Integrity

    Professor Ashok Khurana

    Climate Change and Energy Transition

    Dr Georgina Drew

    Food and Water Futures program

    Professor Sean D. Connell

    Food and Water Futures program

    Anna Goldsworthy

    Cultural Policy

  • Advisory Board

    Mr David Tune AO PSM (Chair)

    Ms Ruth Ambler
    Executive Director, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia

    Mr Malcolm Hyde AO

    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

    The Revd Peter Sandeman
    Anglican Canon for Social Justice and Advocacy

    Professor Jennie Shaw
    Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts
    Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide

    Professor Mark Western
    Director, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

  • Members

    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.

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