Prof. Linda Hancock holds a Personal Chair in Public Policy at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and researches on public policy analysis, applied social policy, regulatory theory global governance, CSR and the social, ethical and political implications of new technology; in particular, corporate-government relations.
She has held seven national Australian Research Council (ARC) research grants and is currently working on two including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) on the Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement team.
She has held three Ministerial appointments as: Law Reform Commissioner (Government of Victoria); Presiding Member, Social Security Appeals Tribunal (Government of Australia) and International Regulatory Advisory Panel (Government of Singapore).
International posts include Head of Research (Responsible Gambling Fund) UK and advisor to the Nova Scotia government (Canada). She is a regular reviewer of ESRC Research applications and reports (UK); Australian Research Council applications and research applications for five Canadian province research funding bodies; in addition to journal reviews including Journal of Cleaner Production.