Chris Twomey

Senior Industry Fellow

BSc Hons. | Psychology (UWA)

Research Fields

Public policy, Human service reform, Poverty and cost of living, Energy market regulation, Social investment, Child protection and family support, Aboriginal community-controlled services

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Chris is a Senior Industry Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, a position he holds in conjunction with being Research and Policy Development Leader at the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS). Chris brings to BCEC a wealth of experience in industry, government and community engagement and his appointment provides the Centre with extensive networks at both state and federal level, and will continue to develop BCEC’s stakeholder engagement and collaboration activities.

Chris is the Chair of the Green Institute Board and sits on various advisory committees including the National Consumer Roundtable on Energy, the State Emergency Management Recovery Sub-committee, the National COSS Network Policy advisory committee, the Alcohol Advertising Review Board and Social Reinvestment WA among others.

Prior to his current roles, Chris has been a Senior Policy Advisor to federal politicians and worked in communications at a number of WA universities. Chris has a background in the social sciences and humanities, including science communications and multi-media production, and is commencing a PhD looking at social investment models, early intervention and the role of community-controlled services in reducing the number of children in state care.