Dr Zoe Staines is a Research Fellow at the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. She has previously held research and policy positions in the Queensland Government, academia and in the not-for-profit sector, most recently working as a Researcher, Senior Policy Officer and Manager of Evaluation at an Indigenous non-government organisation. Zoe has a keen research interest in social policy, Indigenous governance, and evaluation. She holds degrees, including a PhD, in criminology.

Researcher biography

Zoe Staines is a Research Fellow with the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. She previously held research and policy positions in the Queensland public sector and, most recently, in the not-for-profit sector, as a Senior Policy Officer and Manager of Research for an Indigenous organisation. Since completing her PhD in criminology, she has published in the areas of policing, social policy, and rural/remote crime and governance. She was recently awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to further her work into remote community experiences of social policy and is also an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues.

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