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Sharon Bessell

Sharon Bessell is the Director of the Children's Policy Centre.

Tshoki Khandu

Tshoki Khandu is the Administrator of the Children's Policy Centre.

Yu Wei, Neo (phd scholar)

I'm a PhD candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy and I'm currently conducting a research on 'Social Inclusion and Children in Australia'. I'm interested in understanding how policy-makers, service providers, children and young people facing multiple disadvantages make sense of 'social inclusion'. In particular I want to find out how these layers of meanings of social inclusion make an impact on policies and services for children and young people deemed as being socially excluded. My other research interests include methodology and ethical considerations for children's research.

My interest in children and young people's research began while I was working at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) in Singapore. Having spent more than 8 years at the Ministry, I was involved in various advocacy campaigns to promote children's rights in Singapore as well as conducting in-house research projects related to young offenders and domestic violence. I was also responsible for developing social policy research capabilities within the Ministry, which included developing research ethics guidelines for the Ministry's research projects.

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