Dr Miriam (Mim) McGarry
Bachelor of Arts (History) (Hons) | Graduate Certificate in Research Methods | Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology)
Since joining FPC in 2020, Miriam has applied her research experience in diverse contexts. With postgraduate and doctoral qualifications, Miriam is skilled in a range of qualitative data collection and analysis approaches. She has a keen interest in the intersection between environmental and social issues, and uses her research and analysis skills to contribute to evaluation consultancies in complex policy areas.
Miriam works across a range of content areas at FPC, with particular interest in research-led project. She enjoys working in project areas of built and natural environments, social policy, and cultural industries.
Miriam is employed part time, and when not at FPC, she works for a not-for-profit architecture and design firm on housing, public space, environmental restoration, and design research projects. She also hosts a podcast on policies relating to housing affordability.
Prior to joining First Person Consulting, Miriam worked as a researcher in a range of settings, including Monash University, University of Tasmania, and University of South Australia. Her work has applied social science qualitative research methods to cultural policy, urban planning, and creative industries strategies. Miriam has also worked in academic teaching and communications roles.
Miriam's recent projects include:
Miriam has a PhD in sociology from the University of Tasmania, completed in 2018. Her thesis examined the impact of Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) on cultural policy and urban planning in Hobart. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Art History from the University of Melbourne.