Dr Mariana Atkins
Dr Mariana Atkins is a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Impact, UWA with a background in geography and planning.
She is currently evaluating two DSS Try, Test and Learn programs addressing barriers to employment: one, Mentoring2Work, focuses on youth unemployment; and the other, Multicultural Enterprise Development Project, focuses on employment support for refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
Mariana has a research interest in the geography of ageing and the challenges of ageing-in-place within sprawling, low-density, car-dependent cities.
She has a PhD. in Geography and Planning from UWA, a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from University College London.
Mariana is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
Mariana presented at Webinar Twenty Four on 25 May, 2020.