Wilma Gallet has extensive experience working with major Church groups in the social policy arena, including as the founding CEO of The Salvation Army Employment Plus, co-ordinating the Stop The Traffik campaign in 2007 and developing and implementing a range of social programs for churches including suicide prevention and postvention and domestic violence.
She completed a Masters in Social Science at RMIT University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.
She currently lectures at Eva Burrows College (University of Divinity) in the area of social and community services and is an HDR supervisor at Alphacrusis College. She has also taught at the University of Melbourne in the area of public policy. She has been a key policy influencer in the area of social reform and employment services and participated on a number of senior government committees and ministerial forums, including the Welfare Reform Consultative Forum, the Centrelink Community Reference Group and the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD).
Wilma has authored numerous reports including, Finding my Place: The struggles of homeless young people, Perceptions of Poverty: An insight into the nature and impact of poverty and has delivered conference papers at numerous academic and industry conferences in Australia and internationally. She has had several peer reviewed papers as well as book chapters stemming from her social policy research.
Wilma is an active Salvationist who has a desire to see Christian Churches united in their response to injustice, particularly as it relates to those who are excluded and on the margins of society.
Accredited teaching disciplines
- Alphacrucis College (PhD Supervisor )