Brigid van Wanrooy

Director at APO
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Dr Brigid van Wanrooy is the Director of APO.

With a PhD is social research methods and policy, and experience across academia and government, Brigid has always been focused on how research can have impact on policy and practice. She was previously employed at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services where she led the development and implementation of strategies to embed evidence in the delivery of community services. Brigid also led the 2011 British Workplace Employment Relations Study - a landmark study of employers, employees and representatives that began in 1980.   


APO is an award-winning open access evidence platform for public policy and practice. It houses the largest collection of grey literature on public policy in Australia and New Zealand. APO helps researchers, policymakers and practitioners discover, share and manage research and analysis on essential public policy. Established in 2002 and hosted by Swinburne University, APO has longevity and is a trusted source for the most recent developments in policy and practice.