Dr Joanne Qian joined the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne in May 2018. Prior to that, she worked in the international development sector overseas and in Australia as a researcher and practitioner for almost ten years. Her project experience covers inclusive finance, financial capability development, livelihoods development, women’s empowerment, poverty reduction, labour and social compliance, and corporate social responsibility, gained while working with Australian and international NGOs, consulting firms, industry partners, civil society and scholars.
Joanne has a PhD in economics from Monash University and has published in the fields of applied economics, economics of education and industrial relations. Interested in program and policy evaluations and impact assessments of social interventions, Joanne has been keen in harnessing research and evaluation findings to support evidence-based decision making.Back to Our People