Sharon  Bessell

Prof Sharon Bessell

Professor Sharon Bessell is a professor of public policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Director of the Children’s Policy Centre. She is co-host of Policy Forum Pod. Sharon’s research interests focus on three broad areas: (i) social policy, social justice and the human rights of children; (ii) childhoods over time and intergenerational relations; and (iii) the gendered and generational dimensions of poverty, particularly child poverty. She is recognised internationally as a leader in rights-based, child-centred research methodologies, and has published widely on undertaking research with children.

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