Sociology of Education and Education Policy, Macquarie University

Dr Tiffany Jones (BCA, BEd-Hons1, PhD) is a Scholar of the Sociology of Education and Education Policy at Macquarie University's Department of Educational Studies, and an adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Her work has been funded by UNESCO, the ARC, beyondblue, Origin and other bodies. A published author of multiple books, her works include Understand Education Policy (Springer) and several others. She has liaised on issues of policy and LGBTI themes with the UN/ UNESCO, international and Australian governments, education unions, human rights bodies and non-government organisations. She has provided consultation and technical guidance on legislation, data collection and polity matters at a range of levels. Dr Jones received the ATLAS International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Highly Commended Award and the Griffith University Medal for her research, and an Association for Women Educators’ Award for her teaching. She contributes editorial board work to the journal LGBT Health, LGBT Youth and Bent Street; and provides reviews for various publishing and grant bodies.


  • 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