Ms Katy Jones

Position: Research Scholar
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research


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Bachelor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Charles Darwin UniversityMaster of Policy and Applied Social Research, Macquarie University  

Researcher profile:


Prior to commencing her PhD at CAEPR, Katy worked in the field of policy evaluation in the Department of Social Services (DSS). The primary evaluations she worked on include the Evaluation of the Paid Parental Leave scheme and several evaluations on various models and locations of income management.

Katy has also worked for DSS in Sydney on the Indigenous Women’s Program in Darwin on Alcohol and Pornography Policy reform and in the Darwin Indigenous Coordination Centre on the Community Development and Employment Projects (CDEP) program. Before being employed in the Australian Public Service, Katy completed an internship at the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (in the then Department of Health and Ageing), as well as an internship and voluntary work on Indigenous social justice programs at the Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney.

Research Interests

Indigenous education / school attendance in remote Northern Territory Remote area employment opportunities Yolngu language and culture Welfare conditionality Indigenous policy

Thesis Topic:

Primary school attendance by Indigenous children in remote Northern Territory: what policies could be used to improve attendance rates?

Chair of Supervisory Panel

Dr Nicholas Biddle Scholarship Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship

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