In 2012 I was offered a placement with the research team as a part of my studies towards a BSW. Since completing this placement, I have stayed on in the role of researcher, and am now working towards my Masters of Social Work. I particularly enjoy meeting the young people involved in this research, and being involved in the data analysis side of things. My research interests are varied, and include exploring how various sectors engage with youth, community development, and social policy development and analysis. I am also a musician, and teach primary and intermediate aged school children brass.