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Managing Director, Her Story Consulting & Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University

Chay Brown is born and raised in Mparntwe Alice Springs and works closely with Aboriginal women’s groups in the Northern Territory to prevent family violence. Chay has lived experience of domestic, family, and sexual violence and regularly speaks as a survivor-advocate to inform policy and programming responses. Chay’s doctoral research explored what works to prevent violence against women in the Northern Territory, which led to the development of a Northern Territory specific violence prevention framework. Chay was also the project lead on research exploring experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in regional and remote areas and the lead author of the ‘Rante rante ampe Marle and Urreye’ Research Report – the first evaluation of primary prevention projects in the Northern Territory. Chay co-authored Australia's National Plan to end violence against women and children 2022-2032, the Global Shared Research Agenda for research on violence against women in low-and middle-income countries, and the State of Knowledge Paper on the perpetration of domestic, family, and sexual violence in Australia. Chay has previously worked in community development in East Africa with a focus on supporting families after HIV diagnosis as well as in safe houses and for anti-trafficking organisations in Southeast Asia, supporting women who have survived sex trafficking. She is the Managing Director of Her Story Consulting.


  • –present
    Research Scholar, Australian National University


  • 2021 
    Australian National University, PhD of Social Sciences