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Laura Davy

Lecturer, Policy and Governance


PhD Sociology & Social Policy (University of Sydney)
Msc Political Theory (London School of Economics and Political Science)
BA Communications (Hons 1, University of Technology, Sydney)

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6125 2558

Room: Crawford 1.107

Dr Laura Davy is a Lecturer in the Department of Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Public Policy. She has a background in political theory and social research. Her current research focuses on Australian social policy and international trends in social care. She has published on disability studies, the ethics of care, human rights, and disability policy and services.

Prior to this role, Laura held a joint appointment as a Research Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and the Crawford School. Before moving to the ANU, Laura held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra. She also worked as a researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney and the City Futures Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.

Research interests

Laura’s broad research interests include:

  • Social policy
  • Disability studies
  • Human rights
  • Feminist ethics and political theory
  • Disability and care policy
  • Minority group experiences of public policy
  • Citizen engagement


POGO8137 Public Administration Foundations

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8232 Persuasion for Policymakers

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