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A committed team of...

Social researchers. Evaluators. Project managers. Writers. Visual strategists.

Policy advisors. Program designers. Facilitators.

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Natalie has over 16 years experience working in and with the corporate, small business, government and  not-for-profit sectors on various social and economic policy.

 

Her previous roles include:

  • founding CEO of Supply Nation

  • project manager in KPMG's Health & Human Services Practice

  • advisor to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

  • various policy and program management roles in Queensland Government Department of Communities.

 

Natalie specialises in assisting Inside Policy clients to understand complex policy problems, identify the core issues and design ways forward.

Natalie Walker

Founder 

BA (Psych) LLB  MAICD

Merran Morton 

General Manager - Operations

Bachelor of Business

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Merran has over twenty years working in professional services, specialising in people and business leadership in creative and progressive businesses in Australia and the UK.She has worked for an array of creative businesses, from UK based boutique marketing agency Solutions by Design to ecommerce innovator I Want One of Those.com, and finally advertising agency Agency.com, a pioneer in digital marketing, advertising and communications. In Australia she has worked for advertising agencies including Ogilvy One and TBWA before landing at Holler Australia, where she was Managing Director and worked with clients such as Audi Australia, Blackmores, Heineken and Nestlé.Since leaving Holler in 2018, she worked independently as a strategy consultant before joining Inside Policy in 2020.

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Diane Biaggini

General Manager - Advisory 

BA Sociology (Hons) LLB

Diane is passionate about social policy and Indigenous Affairs and has over 15 years experience of federal government experience, including working as a Senior Departmental Liaison Officer in the Office of the Minister for Indigenous Australians. 

Diane values data-driven and evidence-based practices so that organisations can understand and maximise their impact. 

Diane’s key areas of expertise include: family violence, child protection, youth justice, early childhood development, legal assistance, First Nations economic development, human rights, and gender policy (focusing on women’s economic security). 

Diane is also skilled in stakeholder consultation and has worked with Indigenous and legal peak bodies, service providers and all levels of government on a range of projects, including: developing legal policy and Indigenous justice initiatives in the legal assistance sector, co-design and program implementation of community safety initiatives (focusing on family violence and child safety), and the design and development of program evaluations in youth justice and family safety.

Emma is an experienced researcher, with theoretical and applied knowledge of the design and implementation of mixed-method projects. She enjoys working on complex problems requiring analytical thinking, and is passionate about using evidence-based policy to improve outcomes for vulnerable people.
She has over a decade of experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors in roles that involved managing projects and undertaking social research at a global and national NGO.
Emma has significant experience leading analysis and reporting across Inside Policy research and evaluation projects. She also oversees the preparation and submission of Inside Policy’s ethics applications and has led the internal refinement of data sovereignty and management protocols.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Public Policy, Law and Governance from Macquarie University, as well as a Diploma in the Spanish language

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Emma Robinson

Senior Consultant

Bachelor of Social Science

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Renee has joined the Inside Policy team after more than a decade working in international and community development across Asia, Africa, and the Australia-Pacific region. Her diverse experience spans program design, monitoring & evaluation, engagement and facilitation. 

 

Renee’s motivation lies in creating inclusive environments that empower communities and governments to co-design strategies that ultimately enable self-determination. She is particularly interested in identifying innovative ways to ensure community expertise, ways of knowing and lived experience inform evaluation design and delivery.

Renee Chan

Senior Consultant

BA (International Relations & International Development)
Master of Policy Studies
Graduate Ce
rtificate in Evaluation

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Annalise holds a Bachelor of Laws and Psychological Science from Griffith University, and has experience working in the care and protection sector, both as a therapeutic care worker supporting young people in out of home care, and as a solicitor with the Aboriginal Legal Service. 

 

Annalise also has also worked in the family law sector, victims compensation, and civil law sector, particularly supporting women experiencing domestic violence.

Annalise joined Inside Policy in August 2021. Holding a Bachelor of Laws and Psychological Science from Griffith University, she has experience working in the care and protection sector, both as a therapeutic care worker supporting young people in out of home care, and as a solicitor with the Aboriginal Legal Service. 

 

Annalise also has also worked in the family law sector, victims compensation, and civil law sector, particularly supporting women experiencing domestic violence.

Annalise Roberts

Senior Consultant

Bachelor Law and Psychological Science

After completing a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Sydney, Tala had the opportunity to deliver strategic management and planning consultancies as well as design and implement various international and national developmental programmes. Consequently, Tala has developed an interest in utilising a diverse range of tools to design, implement and evaluate programs to empower and support the most vulnerable community groups. Tala has worked on various programmatic and policy areas including family violence prevention, refugee rights, social inclusion, and local development.

Tala has produced several studies through conducting quantitative and qualitative social research. Based on research findings and analysis, she has developed policy briefs and position papers and has participated in critical consultation and discussion processes with policy makers and international, regional, and local civil society actors.

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Tala Abdulhadi

Consultant

Master of Development Studies

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Pauline has over 7 years’ experience working in the advertising and marketing space.

 

Predominantly working business to business, she has assisted her clients to look at the way their business is portrayed to their customer and implements plan to improve their presence.

In her role as Account Manager, she has run of a team of 9 sales representatives. With her team, they were able to transform the areas that had previously been underperforming to a top performing area.

 

Due to this role, she has experience in policy and procedures, recruitment, performance management, system training, product training, complaint handling. Pauline enjoys the challenge of thinking outside the box and problem solving.

Pauline Tayler

Team Manager

Dilini is an extremely competent, versatile and results-oriented Project Executive Officer with 14 years of experience providing high-quality outcomes across the Travel, Construction, Food and Public Sectors performing general administration support to high-level executives.

 

She specialises in Schedule Planning, Documentation and Reporting, Invoicing and Accounts Management utilising excellent technical skills. Dilini is experienced in guiding teams towards achieving goals through combining robust leadership and management skills creating an optimistic workplace culture that allowed growth, and cultivated training, whilst encouraging motivation

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Dilini Gamage

Project Executive Officer

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