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Director Systemic Evaluation and Research

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Dr Anne Stephens, (PhD, MBA) is a sociologist and manager of research and evaluation. Anne has worked in senior roles with the Queensland and Victorian governments, and for Australian and International NGOs as an evaluation consultant. As an academic, Anne’s social and theoretical work has been used in community and government for family violence prevention; adult and infant head trauma prevention; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vocational training for workforce development, and substance use harm reduction and treatment. Anne is the author of Feminist Systems Thinking (2012) and over 60 journal articles, reports and conference papers. She is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at James Cook University, an Endeavour Research Fellow and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, New York, in 2016. Anne is a founding Director of Violence Prevention Australia Inc, and is the Vice President of the Australian Evaluation Society (AES). 

Ellen and Anne are co-authors of the UN Women’s Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized Voices (ISE4GEMs): A New Approach for the SDG Era (2018). They are currently under contract with Routledge Press developing a book on Inclusive Systemic Thinking with a network of collaborators.

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