Tiffany Jones


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Prof Tiffany Jones (BCA, BEd-Hons1, PhD) is Director of Research and Innovation in the Macquarie School of Education and sits on the ARC College of Experts. She is a sociologist who researches LGBTIQ+ issues in education, health and social policy. Her projects have been supported by the ARC (DECRA, Linkage), UNESCO, beyondblue, governments and other bodies. New peer-reviewed books include 'Euphorias in Gender, Sex and Sexuality Variations' (2023), 'Including Lgbt Parented Families In Schools' (2022), 'A Student-centred Sociology of Education: Voices of Experience' (2020), 'Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth' (2019) and 'Uplifting Gender and Sexuality Education Research' (2019). Prof Jones liaises and constructs technical, policy and data reports with UN bodies, including the recent report 'Bringing it Out in the Open: Monitoring school violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in national and international surveys' (UNESCO, 2019). Prof Jones also works with various international and local/ state government and non-government organisations, on policy development around LGBTIQ+ issues. One recent project was a CIHR funded collaboration across Canada, Belgium and the UK towards supporting improved health care transitions for people with intersex variations. She sits on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed academic journals Sex Education, LGBT Health and LGBT Youth. She is an active peer-reviewer for many education, health and sociology journals. She has received various awards including the 2018 AARE Raewyn Connell Award for leadership in gender and sexuality education research; 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Student Nominated Award; and a 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation, 2021 MQ Arts Research Impact Award & Joint 2022 La Trobe VC Research Impact Award. Her research students have achieved Chancellor's Medals and other awards including positions at top universities (USyd, UMelb, Macquarie and others). Prof Jones is a member of TASA & AARE, and posts open access publications via pure, & researchgate.

Education/Academic qualification

Education Policy/ Interdisciplinary, PhD, La Trobe University


Award Date: 18 Oct 2012

Education, Bachelor of Education (Hons 1), Griffith University


Award Date: 16 Nov 2006

Literature/ Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Creative Arts, Macquarie University


Award Date: 16 Nov 2001


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