Dr Leonora Risse

Leonora is a Research Fellow with the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and spent time in residence as Harvard University as a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Leonora is a co-founder of the Women in Economics Network and currently serves as the WEN National Chair. She is currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at RMIT University. 

Leonora’s research focuses on gender equality in workforce outcomes and identifying evidence-based policies to close gender gaps. Her research experience expands to wellbeing and disadvantage, labour economics, demographic economics, education, and the use of psychology in economic analysis and policy.


RMIT University, Melbourne


Associate Investigator


  • Economics