Dr Alice Clark is the Executive Director of Shelter SA, the peak body for housing in South Australia. Alice has an extensive background in housing, the community sector, research and policy analysis and is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia.
A published author, Alice brings considerable advocacy experience to Shelter SA with a focus on utilising the principles and practices of community development as a framework for social change. Recently she was appointed to the Interim Board of the Urban Renewal Authority in South Australia by the former Minister for Social Housing, the Honourable Ian Hunter. Current Shelter SA activities include citizen participation and engagement, recognising the importance of including unheard voices in policy debates, in urban development activities and stock transfer from public housing institutions to the not for profit sector; and keeping housing and homelessness issues for Aboriginal and Islander Peoples on the political agenda.
Alice is a member of the Advisory Panel and an Ambassador for the 2013 National Housing Conference, promoting a strong Aboriginal and Islander Peoples theme throughout the conference, to be held in Adelaide in October.