Arno Parolini is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Research in Effective Services (CARES), Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne. As part of his role he focuses on social policy/program evaluation and continuous quality improvement of human and social services. Arno also maintains a research affiliation with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) at the Center for Social Services Research (CSSR), University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are in the areas of decision making in human service systems and the application of quantitative methods to model systems and the effects of policies therein.
Arno Parolini holds a doctoral degree in economics and master degrees in economics and business administration from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has worked in academia in Europe and Australia and has also gained experience as a researcher in government and not-for-profit sectors.