Researcher biography

Dr Rose Stambe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the School of Social Sciences and the Centre for Policy Futures. Her expertise is in qualitative research methods, including ethnography and participatory action research using photography. Rose’s key research interest is in understanding how policy, institutional practices, and systems shape the experiences of people who are socially and economically marginalised and the possibilities for system transformation. Rose has researched across critical and community psychology,  sociology and social work in areas such as unemployment and work, homelessness, domestic and family violence, and mental health. Rose did her undergraduate degree in psychology and completed her PhD in social sciences in 2020. Her PhD was on the mundane practices of an Australian employment services provider, and she won the 2020 Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR Thesis. Currently, Rose’s research seeks to understand the experiences of the socially and economically marginalised in times of crisis and disruption.