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Dr Aurora Elmes

Research Fellow
Master of Social Work, RMIT University, Australia; Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, Deakin University, Australia


Aurora Elmes is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne. Since joining CSI Swinburne in 2016, Aurora has worked on the Giving Australia 2016 project, co-authored the Philanthropy and Philanthropists report, and assisted with research focused on the resilience and resourcing of social enterprise. Aurora’s PhD research focused on understanding the effects of a social enterprise on employment, social inclusion, health and wellbeing for people with mental illness, through a three-year evaluation of Australian social enterprise, Vanguard Laundry Services.

Aurora’s research interests include social enterprise, inclusive employment, mental health, social policy and the social determinants of health. Prior to joining CSI Swinburne, Aurora worked at the National Ageing Research Institute, and at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

Research interests

Social enterprise; Social impact

Fields of Research

  • Business And Management Not Elsewhere Classified - 150399
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment - 160801


Also published as: Elmes, Aurora; Elmes, A.; Elmes, A. I.; Elmes, Aurora I.; Elmes, Aurora Isabelle
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Informing the Victorian Social Enterprise Ecosystem *; Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • 2020: Vanguard Laundry Evaluation Study - Phase 2 *; Vanguard Laundry Services

* Chief Investigator

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