Jane Chen (she/her) is a policy thinker, researcher, writer, public speaker and youth advocate based on Wurundjeri land (Melbourne, Australia). Driven by a passion for tackling the structural drivers of social inequalities, she currently works in the government sector in gender equality policy. As a young Chinese-Australian woman, she also works across the community sector to support lived experience perspectives and intersectional approaches in research, service design and policy development. Jane undertook her research on social enterprises as part of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology at the University of Melbourne in 2019. She graduated as the highest achieving student in her cohort and received the Honours Award from The Australian Sociological Association for this work. Besides the social economy, her research interests also include social policy, racism and multiculturalism, youth studies and women’s employment.
Research by Jane Chen
Empowering the ‘Unemployed’: Representations of Unemployment in Australian Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs)
This study explores the extent to which the claim that work integration social enterprises (WISEs) empower people...