Anne Hampshire, Head of Research and Advocacy, The Smith Family
Anne has a background in education, research, social policy, service innovation and advocacy. She has over 20 years' experience working across the community and government sectors, including at national, state, regional and local levels. This included leading the Research and Social Policy Unit at Mission Australia for six and a half years and the Executive Strategy Unit at The Benevolent Society for a number of years, as well as working for the peak body in the multicultural area.
Anne has researched and written in a range of areas, including young people, children and families, mental health, unemployment, social capital and rural and regional communities. She has contributed to the development of a range of initiatives aimed at addressing disadvantage including for young people and families, homeless people and for communities experiencing long term disadvantage.
She is currently Vice President of the Australian Social Policy Association.