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ARC DECRA Research fellow, The University of Queensland

Zoe Staines is a Senior ARC DECRA Research Fellow and Leader of the Inequalities and Social Action Research Cluster within the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. She previously held research and policy positions in the Queensland public sector and, more recently, in the not-for-profit sector, as a Senior Policy Officer and Manager of Research. Since completing her PhD in criminology, she has published in the areas of policing, social policy, welfare conditionality, coloniality, gender and employment, and rural/remote crime and governance. Zoe is also a Co-Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of Social Issues.


  • 2020–present
    ARC DECRA Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2018–2020
    Research Fellow, University of Queensland