Her work has traversed the areas of youth homelessness, public and community housing along with youth employment, health and well-being programs. Eleanor worked at Adelaide City Council on various public realm master planning and community well-being initiatives. In 2010 she completed her PhD which investigated problem gambling and pathways into homelessness.
Throughout her career Eleanor has always conducted qualitative research and policy reviews with a focus on program and project outcomes. Being a member of SIMNA is a way of connecting with other people with an active interest in social impact measurement and also of participating in an exploration of related frameworks and their meaningful application across diverse situations.