Dr William Sanders

BA (Hons) University of Sydney, PhD Australian National University
Honorary Senior Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy 160501
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Housing Markets, Development, Management 120503
  • Public Administration 160509
  • Social Policy 160512
  • Family And Household Studies 160301
  • Political Science 1606


Will joined CAEPR as a Research Fellow in 1993 and was appointed as Fellow in 1999 and Senior Fellow in 2007. His undergraduate training was in government, public administration, and political science, and his PhD was on the inclusion of Aboriginal people in the social security system. Will's research interests cover the political and social aspects of Indigenous policy, as well the economic. He regularly works on Indigenous people's participation in elections, on housing and social security policy issues, including the Community Development Employment Projects scheme, and on federal and intergovernmental aspects of Indigenous affairs policy.


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