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PhD researcher, UNSW Sydney

Inara is a Senior Project Officer at NSW Ombudsman, working with the Deputy Ombudsman (Aboriginal programs) to monitor Aboriginal policies and programs. She is a recent PhD graduate from the Social Policy Research Centre UNSW (SPRC). Her PhD is on Aboriginal participation in policy making.

Inara previously worked at the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse and the Centre for Gendered Violence Research at UNSW. Prior to this she was a curator at the Museum of Sydney for more than a decade, before deciding on a career change to pursue her passion for social policy via postgraduate research.


  • 2015–present
    Senior project officer, NSW Ombudsman
  • 2013–2014
    Senior research associate, Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW
  • 2013–2013
    Senior research associate, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
  • 2012–2013
    Research officer, Safe at Home, Safe at Work project


  • 2016 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 1996 
    UTS, MA