Swinburne University of Technology

Jo Barraket is Director of the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia).

She is a researcher in social enterprise and social innovation. Her work spans questions of public policy, organisational hybridity and social change. She leads CSI Swinburne, which is the largest social economy research centre in the world.

Her work contributes to policy development and practice in social investment, social procurement, and social enterprise development. Based on her expertise in these areas, she has been national expert adviser to the OECD on two projects related to the social economy and socio-economic participation.

Professor Barraket has authored more than 70 publications and led more than $9.5 million of grant funded and commissioned research, including national competitive grants funded by the Australian Research Council and projects funded by corporate and private philanthropy, and state and local governments. In her previous position as Associate Professor, she led the social enterprise and innovation research program at QUT Business School.