Renée Gardiner

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Renée Gardiner is a Research Officer at the Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) .

Her work spans qualitative research focusing on mental health and social research including the development of outcomes measurement frameworks, impact assessments and thematic reviews.

Renée works both as an independent consultant and within the not-for-profit sector and academic contexts, as well as through working as a public servant.

Having led multiple research projects, her work involves scoping works, project management, research design, qualitative data collection and analysis, as well as systems and design thinking approaches.

Renée has experience in community development and social enterprise, having previously established and managed a community mental health not-for-profit social enterprise. She has undertaken high-level strategic consulting and capacity building in social enterprise development within the not-for-profit and university sector, as a consultant and guest lecturer.

Renée has led community mental health and social programs with youth, people experiencing homelessness and those with mental health challenges, and has worked with Aboriginal communities across Australia facilitating cultural research and community development projects.

She has experience developing partnerships with funders, government organisations, social services, and private enterprises for delivering on social impact outcomes.

Renée is also a regular columnist at The Western Australian specialising in mental health and wellbeing and is a recipient of a 40 Under 40 Business News award for social enterprise.