Researcher biography

A PhD candidate and research assistant at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), I completed my Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Sociology at The University of Queensland in 2016 (focusing on representations of youth homelessness in Australian policy). I have previously completed two Summer Scholarships and one Winter Scholarship at ISSR, working in collaboration with institutes such as the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. This work has fuelled my interest in issues surrounding social disadvantage, policy, and practice. As such, my research interests include: Youth and families, gender and sexuality, social disadvantage, and social change.

Ella's principal advisor is Associate Professor Cameron Parsell.