Professor Sandra Jones (aka Sandra Thom-Jones) is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact) at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Her role provides leadership, advice and support for ACU’s strategic frameworks that implement the measurement of research engagement and impact; and supports research engagement and impact across the university’s research areas.
Sandra also leads the Autism at ACU research program, including conducting autism research, mentoring autistic academics, and supervising honours and postgraduate students conducting autism research.
Sandra is the author of Growing in to Autism (MUP, 2022) and is a passionate advocate for the inclusion of autistic people in all aspects of society.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Impact, Australian Catholic University
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Australian Catholic University
Director, Centre for Health and Social Research, Australian Catholic University
Director, Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Wollongong
University of Melbourne, Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Education)
University of Western Australia, PhD (health communication/social marketing)
Curtin University of Technology, Master of Public Health
Curtin University of Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion
University of Western Australia, Master of Business Administration (Marketing)