Joseph Borlagdan is a sociologist in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Lawrence where he heads up the Education First Youth Foyers research team. Joseph has a PhD in Sociology from Flinders University in 2005. He has also worked for the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) (Research Fellow) and at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) (Senior Researcher). Joseph’s experience outside of the University Sector is pretty choice. In this interview has some hot tips about collaboration, dealing with feedback and policies that create opportunities for young people.