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Dr Nancy Spencer

Board member

MPA; PhD Mathematical Statistics; BAppSci (Mathematics); Assoc. Dip Elec Engineering; MAICD

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Nancy Spencer has extensive social policy and legislative experience having worked in range of agencies across Queensland Government before joining the Policy Innovation Hub at Griffith University's Business School in 2019.

Within the Policy Innovation Hub, Nancy works with all levels of government, industry and community organisations to provide specialist governance advice, develop and enhance multi-disciplinary policy positions addressing implementation challenges for measurable outcomes.  

Nancy has qualifications in public administration and in statistics and is an experienced board member with skills in strategy development, evaluation, risk management and project management including change management, customer engagement and community consultation.

Nancy has expertise and experience in a diverse range of data, policies, legislation and resource allocation; and agencies’ funding, systems and processes. Currently Nancy is responding to the need to improve outcomes for people with a disability, disaster decision making and resilience, climate risk management and energy policy.  She is partner on a number of research projects activating community-led employment creation opportunities for older women, those with mental illness and young carers.

Outside work, Nancy actively volunteers with the Queensland Carers Advisory Council and with other not-for-profits to develop sustainable business strategies.

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