Kelly’s day-to-day as the Evidence and Advocacy Advisor varies greatly, from managing projects, developing new methodologies to measure demand, and writing policy submissions. Kelly is currently leading Safe and Equal’s Measuring Family Violence Service Demand and Capacity project to develop the evidence to secure sustainable funding for the sector. Alongside this project Kelly also works across a variety of policy topics, including the intersection between health and family violence, disability, and recovery from family violence.
Previously, Kelly worked at FYA as part of their Advocacy and Campaigns team, supporting youth-led organisations with the strategy and tactical skills to win the change they want to see. This included working with Teach Us Consent to embed consent education in the National Curriculum, and with the National Union of Students on their ‘Change the Age’ campaign. Prior to that, Kelly held roles as the Research and Policy Manager at FYA, and as an Industry and Economic Specialist in the Aged Care sector, supporting providers to understand and access government funding for their services.