Joanne McNeill

Research Fellow & Research Project Manager
Institute for Culture & Society, Western Sydney University
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Other Affiliations

Research Fellow, UNSW Centre for Social Impact: Australian Research Council funded Linkage project - Improving Health Equity of Young People? The Role of Social Enterprise

Strategic Advisor, Yunus Centre Griffith University: research, strategic advisory and capability development. 

Visiting Fellow, UNSW Law: Development of Australian Research Council Linkage funding proposal - Enabling cooperative platform economies: Tools, rules and practices in place


Doctorate in Political & Social Thought - Institute for Culture & Society, Western Sydney University (2011-2017)
Master of Arts Communication Management - University of Technology Sydney (1999-2001)
Associate Diploma Management Studies - Sydney Institute of Technology (1996-1997)

Honors and Awards

Churchill Fellow - Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (2008)

Research Interests

Research, policy and strategy: social innovation eco-systems; community economies; alternative economic organising; social impact;networks and partnerships; community capacity building; social enterprise; cooperatives; social entrepreneurship. PhD with 15+ years prior professional experience. Churchill Fellow (awarded 2008).