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Dr Kirrily Jordan is a political economist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy.

Her research focus is Indigenous employment, including analysis of the outcomes of particular employment programs as well as broader examination of the relationship between paid work and wellbeing.

Major projects include an ongoing study of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme and the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP), as well as analysis of Indigenous employment initiatives in the private sector and new forms of welfare conditionality designed to increase Indigenous participation in paid work.


  • 2010–present
    Research fellow, CAEPR, ANU


  • 2010 
    University of Technology, Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Western Sydney, Diploma in Aboriginal Studies
  • 1998 
    The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences)

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy (160501)
  • Heterodox Economics (149903)