Tiffany Jones


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Tiffany Jones (PhD) is an ARC Research Fellow and scholar of Sociology of Education and Education Policy at Macquarie University's Department of Educational Studies and adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University's ARCSHS. Dr Jones lead or collaborated on many projects in LGBTI studies including From Blues to Rainbows (2014), E-males (2013), Writing Themselves in (2010), Policy and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Students (2009-2012), and others. She has authored or co-authored over eight books and over 70 publications, including a range of reports to Governments, NGOs, and international bodies and so on. She has an award-winning track record in qualitative (textual analysis, discourse analysis, interviews) and quantitative (survey) work. She sits on UNESCO’s Global Network for Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying in Educational Institutions and Policy Working Group, the Victorian Government’s Intersex Expert Advisory Group, and other relevant groups facilitating this work. She contributes to the editorial boards of LGBT Health and LGBT Youth; edits Bent Street; and reviews for various journals, book series and grant bodies. Her projects are funded by UNESCO, the ARC, beyondblue and many others. She has received several awards for her research including the Griffith University Medal, an Australian Women Educators’ Award, an ATLAS International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Highly Commended Dissertation Award and the 2018 AARE Raewyn Connell Award for leadership in gender and sexuality education research, teaching and service.

Education/Academic qualification

Education Policy/ Interdisciplinary, PhD, La Trobe University Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society


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


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


External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University

7 Mar 2016 → …

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2006 2019

Aboriginal people's aspirations and the Australian Curriculum: a critical analysis

Parkinson, C. & Jones, T., Feb 2019, In : Educational Research for Policy and Practice. 18, 1, p. 75-97 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

child education
sexual orientation

Divergent pathways to inclusion for transgender and intersex youth

Jones, T., 2019, Youth, sexuality and sexual citizenship. Aggleton, P., Cover, R., Leahy, D., Marshall, D. & Rasmussen, M. L. (eds.). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 103-117 15 p. (Sexuality, culture and health series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

youth research
research policy
research practice
best practice


2006 University Medal

Tiffany Jones (Recipient), 2006


university education

2015 Winners Best Full Paper 14th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing.

Alison Rahn (Recipient), Amy Lykins (Recipient), Cary Bennett (Recipient) & Tiffany Jones (Recipient), 6 Dec 2015


Research Personnel

Activities 2006 2019

  • 33 Invited talk
  • 24 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...