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. 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 many other bodies. Her peer-reviewed new books include 'Including Lgbt Parented Families In Schools', 'Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth', 'A Student-centred Sociology of Education: Voices of Experience', and 'Uplifting Gender and Sexuality Education Research'. 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. Her research students have achieved Chancellor's Medals and other thesis awards, publication and conference awards, and positions at top universities (USyd, UMelb, Macquarie and others).

Education/Academic qualification

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


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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