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Dr Ruth McCausland

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Dr Ruth McCausland is Research and Evaluation Director for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between UNSW and the Dharriwaa Elders Group. Her research focuses on systemic and community-led responses to the criminalisation of Aboriginal people, women, and people with mental and cognitive disability.

Ruth's PhD was on evaluation and the diversion of Aboriginal women from prison in NSW, and she has a Masters in International Social Development and...view more

Dr Ruth McCausland is Research and Evaluation Director for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between UNSW and the Dharriwaa Elders Group. Her research focuses on systemic and community-led responses to the criminalisation of Aboriginal people, women, and people with mental and cognitive disability.

Ruth's PhD was on evaluation and the diversion of Aboriginal women from prison in NSW, and she has a Masters in International Social Development and BA (Hons 1) from UNSW. Ruth was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Jumbunna, UTS, and has worked as an evaluation consultant for government and non-government agencies and a policy officer at the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board and Australian Human Rights Commission.

Ruth is Chair of the Board of the Community Restorative Centre.

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