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Dr Katharine McKinnon Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow, Sociology

Dr Katharine McKinnon is human geographer and a Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University whose work engages with community economies, gender, development and care. Her current research in Australia and the Asia-Pacific focuses on women’s economic empowerment and community based indicators of gender equality, and on the politics of childbirth and maternity care. She is also currently engaged in an ARC Discovery project ‘Mapping the impact of social enterprise on regional city disadvantage’, using spatial methodologies to map where and how social enterprises impact upon wellbeing and community capacity.

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