The doctrine ‘Money can’t buy you happiness’ is arguably the new school of thought. Some of us might even live by it. But what if you were in a situation where you had no money, would your perspective change? Kristy Muir explores the issue of financial resilience and how the slippery path to disadvantage is a road well worn by far too many Australians even today.
Kristy Muir is Professor of Social Policy and the Research Director at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW. In her previous role as Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, she was recognised with the Staff Excellence Award for Senior Leadership in 2013. Kristy leads research projects addressing social problems across Australia such as economic engagement, disability and mental health. Besides being a widely-published academic and frequent conference headliner, Kristy is a member of social purpose committees including the NSW Premier’s Council on Homelessness, Opportunity Child and Financial Inclusion Action Plan programs.
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