Brigette Metzler

Brigette Metzler
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Political Science and International Studies

Bachelor of International Relations, hons. Public Policy


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Researcher, counter of things, PhD student, public servant…into user research, information architecture, ontology, data. Intensely optimistic. Undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland looking at a corporate parental leave policy that encourages fathers to be primary carers and mothers to return to work full time after their maternity leave ends. I'm a user researcher with the Australia Government. I'm also the co-chair of the Australian Government Linked Data Working Group. You can find us at In my spare time, I'm a contributing author at Lead, Mama Lead and also work on improving the doing of user research with the global ResearchOps community, found online at Medium and on twitter @TeamReOps.
January 2015 - July 2016
University of Tasmania
Field of study
  • Public Policy
January 2004 - December 2014
University of South Australia
Field of study
  • International Relations


Questions (3)
I have been trying to find if anyone has researched the effect of migration patterns on the complexity of social security.  Specifically, if increased propensity for people to have contributions in multiple countries (say in the EU for example) and requiring multiple bilateral or multilateral agreements in order to qualify for age pension is increasing the administrative load on government pension authorities.
Would greatly appreciate any pointers, as I'm not finding much!
I am interested in the impact of public policies on gender income equality.  Specifically the provision of flexible working hours, father's leave, parental leave etc. Do you think these policies significantly change/d outcomes in Norway, or is the relatively good level of equality in paid and unpaid hours of work a by-product of societal norms in Norway?