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Dr Kiros Hiruy

Adjunct Research Fellow


Kiros is a development anthropologist with regional development expertise. He is an experienced project manager with capabilities in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and his experiences have spanned regional economic development, project management, evaluation and social research. He has worked with communities, governments and non-governmental organisations in Africa, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Kiros has consulted widely in program evaluation.

Kiros is a trained practitioner in Social Return on Investment (SROI) and participatory monitoring and evaluation, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in social impact measurement and evaluation. Kiros’ broad research interest is understanding development and social change at local, regional and international levels. His particular interests include understanding the dynamics of social impact in rural and regional areas, the social impact of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Diaspora (African) and social change. 

Research interests

Social impact; Anthropology; social eterprise

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Policy And Administration - 440700
  • Anthropology Of Development - 440101
  • Migrant Cultural Studies - 470211


Also published as: Hiruy, Kiros; Hiruy, K.; Hiruy, Kiroy
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Embedding Intercultural Cities in Australasia *; European Commission
  • 2021: Evaluation of the High Risk Accommodation Response *; Access Health and Community
  • 2021: Mental health and wellbeing in the music industry 2022 *; Support Act Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2021: RFQ: Preventing Financial Abuse of Women – Safety by Design *; Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2021: White Box Evaluation II *; White Box Enterprises
  • 2020: The State of Social Procurement in Australia and New Zealand *; IPA Personnel Services Pty Limited
  • 2020: Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 for Regional Victoria: Research Briefs *; Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • 2020: Understanding the Value and Impact of the Working for Victoria Initiative *; Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Fund Scheme
  • 2019: Social Cohesion Project *; City of Whittlesea
  • 2018: Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum in Victoria *; Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Evaluation of a fellowship program *; ISSI International Specialised Skills Institute

* Chief Investigator

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