Associate Professor
Gemma Carey


Universities & Institutions

  • University of New South Wales

Areas of Interest

  • Public Administration
  • Public policy
  • Public Health
  • Health service
  • Special Education and disability

Dr Gemma Carey is Associate Professor, and the Research Director of the Centre for Social Impact (University of New South Wales) and an NHMRC Fellow.

She holds a PhD in social policy and population health from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Adelaide.

Dr Carey comes from a family that has shifted from deprivation and limited education, to fully tertiary educated in two generations. Since turning 30, she has lived with varying levels of physical disability, when her immune system attacked her nervous system. She believes that working to create equitable living conditions and opportunities is a fundamental responsibility of communities and governments. These beliefs underpin her work as the Research Director of the Centre for Social Impact UNSW, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers committed to addressing inequality.

She works with governments and non-government organisations to identify and change structures and processes that impact inequality. At the moment, her research is primarily focused on the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Gemma has published 4 books and over 70 journal articles on different aspects of policy and health.

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