Policy Research Officer
PhD (Social Work)
MSW (Masters of Social Work)
Diploma Social Studies
Ro is responsible for supporting the Policy and Strategy Team to develop policy briefs, reports and submissions. She uses her practice and research background to ensure that the Summer Foundation’s public policy recommendations are built on robust evidence and consultation.
Ro has had 18 years of experience in the disability field mostly working for an inner-city local council as coordinator of disability planning and service provision. In 2016 she completed a work-based Doctorate of Social Work. She has been a researcher and teacher at several Victorian and interstate universities, concentrating on disability studies.
Ro has a special interest in disability and diversity. Along with her policy/research role at the Summer Foundation, she has been involved in a project with several Aboriginal community-controlled organisations in Melbourne.