Since 1990, Lindsey has drawn on her training as a sociologist to advocate for effective social policy and community programs for disadvantaged communities across the UK and in Tasmania. She has worked for community sector organisations, such as the Tasmanian Council of Social Service, the National Union of Students and Youth at Risk, and for government and their funded agencies, such as the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies and the London Borough of Newham, where she has conducted and commissioned social research and led research, policy, campaigns and communications teams.
She is interested in systemic change that gives people the chance to create the best possible life. Her work in the UK has influenced welfare benefits, student finance and housing standards. At SARC, Lindsey has contributed to a range of research and policy areas, including Tasmanian family support. Her current research looks at how to support older Tasmanians to age well at home when they have challenges related to hoarding and/or maintaining a healthy home.