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Dr Nancy Spencer


EMPA; PhD Mathematical Statistics; BAppSci (Mathematics); Ass Dip Elec Engineering; MAICD.

Nancy Spencer has extensive social policy and legislative experience having worked in range of agencies across government before coming to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) in 2014.

In DPC she leads disaster management, counter-terrorism and social cohesion policy. Nancy has qualifications in public administration and in statistics, and is experienced in strategy development, evaluation, community consultation and project management.

Currently Nancy is responding to the need to coordinate and expand social cohesion initiatives across Queensland to improve communities’ disaster resilience and reduce the risk of violent extremism. Apart from progressing Queensland’s involvement in emergency management and security initiatives at the national level, Nancy is also leading the associated countering violent extremism research and evaluation working group.

Outside work, Nancy is a Board member for Wesley Mission Queensland and actively volunteers with other not-for-profits to support their strategic planning and business strategies.

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