Welcome cocktail reception, Tuesday 18 September 6:00–8:00pm, open to all delegates! Venue: Penny Royal
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Ruth McCausland

School of Social Sciences, UNSW
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Ruth McCausland is Director of Research and Evaluation for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between the Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW, and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her research focuses on women, young people, people with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples in the criminal justice system, with a particular interest in evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of alternatives to incarceration. Her PhD was on evaluation and the diversion of Aboriginal women from prison in NSW, and she also has a Masters in International Social Development. Ruth has worked as an evaluation consultant for government and non-government agencies. She was previously a senior research fellow at Jumbunna, UTS, and policy advisor at the Australian Human Rights Commission and NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. Ruth is a member of the NSW Committee of the Australian Evaluation Society and Chair of the Board of the Community Restorative Centre.