Researcher biography

Zoe Staines is a Senior Lecturer (social sciences, social policy, criminology) within the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. She previously held research and policy positions in the Queensland public sector and, more recently, in the not-for-profit sector, as a Senior Policy Officer and Manager of Research. Since completing her PhD in criminology, she has published in the areas of policing, social policy, welfare conditionality, coloniality, gender and employment, and rural/remote crime and governance. Zoe is also Co-Editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues.

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