Mary Ivec holds post-graduate degrees in social policy, social work and counselling having completed her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Politics) at the ANU. Mary has over thirty years experience in human services ranging from the not-for-profit sector, government policy development, social work education and clinical practice as a mental health social worker.
Mary has been working at RegNet since 2007 on regulatory research including child protection, occupational health & safety and radicalisation. Mary convenes the Canberra Restorative Community Network which has over 600 members interested in sharing and learning about the applications of restorative justice practices and processes across social issues.
Mary’s thesis explores the relational dimensions of regulation through the case study of glyphosate (commonly known as the weedspray RoundUp) in Australia. By exploring the regulation of glyphosate in terms of the relationships that matter between actors, mechanisms and principles, and why they matter, Mary is interested in a deeper and expanded relational explanation of responsive regulation and its potential application to regulatory theory and practice more broadly.
- Application and translation of regulatory research into policy and practice
- Restorative justice and responsive regulation
- Regulation, social work and social care (health care, aged care and statutory child protection)
- Regulatory disconnection
- Regulatory ecological systems
- Formal and informal regulatory systems
- Relational regulation
- Regulatory culture change
- Relational theory and restorative communities