Nicole Battle

Nicole Battle

CEO, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

President, Australian Neighbourhood House and Centres Association (ANHCA)

Nicole is the CEO of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and is also the current President of the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA).

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Social Work, as well as a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne. She has also recently commenced a PhD at Deakin University, focused on changing trends in community governance.

Nicole has over ten years’ experience working in local government, holding senior roles within Community Development, Youth Services, Emergency Management and Governance. She has also held a number of positions within the not-for-profit sector, as well as teaching politics and gender studies at Melbourne University.

Nicole is passionate about social justice and is particularly interested in gender equality and Indigenous rights. She regularly attends classes at her local community centre, and has been a long-time supporter of Neighbourhood Houses and the important role that they play in building social capital within local communities.

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