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Sociology of Education and Education Policy, Macquarie University

A/Prof Tiffany Jones (BCA, BEd-Hons1, PhD) is a sociologist who researches LGBTIQ+ issues in education, education policy, health and social policy, and election security. Her projects have been supported by the ARC, UNESCO, beyondblue, governments and many other bodies. Her peer-reviewed books include new releases 'Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth', 'A Student-centred Sociology of Education: Voices of Experience', 'Uplifting Gender and Sexuality Education Research' and 'Bent Street vol.3'. A/Prof Jones liaises and constructs technical, policy and data reports with UN bodies, including the recent report 'Bringing it Out in the Open: Monitoring school violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in national and international surveys' (UNESCO, 2019). A/Prof Jones also works with various international and local/ state government and non-government organisations, on policy development around LGBTIQ+ issues. One recent project was a CIHR funded collaboration across Canada, Belgium and the UK towards supporting improved health care transitions for people with intersex variations. She sits on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed academic journals Sex Education, LGBT Health and LGBT Youth, and edits Bent Street. She is an active peer-reviewer for many education, health and sociology journals. She has received various awards including the 2018 AARE Raewyn Connell Award for leadership in gender and sexuality education research and 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Student Nominated Award. Her research students have achieved Chancellor's Medals and other thesis awards, publication and conference awards, and positions at top universities (USyd, UMelb, Macquarie and others).


  • 2017–present
    Sociology of Education and Education Policy, Macquarie University
  • 2012–2017
    Associate Professor, University of New England
  • 2016–2017
    Associate Professor/ ARC DECRA Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2009–2011
    Research (Writing Themselves in 3 and other projects), La Trobe University
  • 2008–2008
    Lecturer, Griffith University


  • 2012 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Griffith University, BEd(Hons1)
  • 2001 
    Macquarie University, BCA