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Jacqueline Nelson

Jacqueline is interested in how racism manifests and exploring how we can respond to racism, both as individuals and by challenging cultures and practices that reproduce racism and inequality. In previous work she has examined local or place-based responses to racism and discourses of denial. Her postdoctoral research looked at how people respond to racism within their own families. Jacqueline has also published on the topics of bystander responses to racism, and ethnic discrimination in housing and employment. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Hons I Psychology) from the University of Sydney, an MSc (Applied Social Research) from Trinity College in Ireland, and a PhD from the University of Western Sydney.


  • 2015–present
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Research Officer, University of Western Sydney


  • 2013 
    University of Western Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2008 
    Trinity College, Ireland, Masters of Science (Applied Social Research
  • 2004 
    The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Hons I Psychology