Margaret is an Associate Professor in Economics in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. Her research interests include the quantitative analysis of cross-sectional survey data, in particular, analysing the cost effectiveness of education programs and health initiatives.
Margaret’s current research includes the contribution of correctional education to improved post-release labour market outcomes for ex-prisoners. Margaret is also the Unit Coordinator for the large enrolment undergraduate and postgraduate economics principles units. Margaret has had prior teaching and research positions in public and private tertiary institutions in Western Australia and research, policy and planning positions in the Federal and State Governments and the not-for-profit sector.
Since receiving her PhD from The University of Western Australia in 2003, Margaret has been the recipient of nationally competitive grants and several University, Faculty and School grants. She publishes in peer-reviewed economics, education and health journals as well as in reports to stakeholders and funding bodies. Margaret is an active member of the Economic Society of Australia, the Women in Economics Network, and the Hegg Hoffet Fund for Displaced Women Graduates, raising funds and providing grants to refugee women for up-skilling in their profession in their new country of residence.