Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameMs Julie Cork BEd MPhil
Specialisations / Bio


  • Public sector management
  • Misconduct
  • Equity

Julie Cork has a Diploma in Teaching and a Bachelor of Education Studies, and more than 25 years’ experience in organisational management policy and practice. In addition, she has extensive knowledge in the more sensitive areas of human resource management, including the recruitment of Indigenous Australians and people with disabilities.  

Ms Cork has undertaken organisational change work in association with the establishment of employment equity programs, in both the Australian and the Queensland public sectors.  In August 1991 she was appointed Manager, Employment Equity, at the Public Sector Management Commission, with responsibility for the Queensland public sector. Since 1996, Ms Cork has worked as a consultant in the private, public and community sectors.  From 2004 to 2007 she was served as a Commissioner with the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

Phone07 3856 3998
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