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Trudy’s academic background is in Pastoral Studies, Social Work and Community Resource Management. Her PhD thesis from the University of Divinity was titled “Tracing the pulse: An investigation into the vitality of Australian Catholic parishes”. She is the author of A Handbook for Building Stronger Parishes and has authored and co-authored several research reports. She recently returned to Australia to head the new office in Canberra. In her prior role as researcher, her principal responsibilities have been the Building Stronger Parishes project and more recently, the National Youth Survey 2017.
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Stephen has a strong interest and qualifications in theology and social research. His professional background is in private industry, mainly in the finance and retail sectors. Stephen’s responsibilities at the Pastoral Research Office focus on quantitative research, which includes analysing and disseminating data from the Census, working on a national mapping project and being involved in the design and development of several other research projects. Stephen is also a researcher with the Christian Research Association.
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Bob was Director of the Pastoral Research Office from 1996 until his retirement in 2016. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications about the demography of the Australian Catholic population,aspects of Catholic belief and practice,and Catholic parishes.Bob works on select research projects from time to time.