Nicky McColl Jones
Nicky McColl Jones is a Research Officer in the Education First Youth Foyer team.
Nicky joined the Research and Policy Centre as a student on placement in May 2013 and graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Social Work from Charles Sturt University.
She has worked across the Early Years, Retirement and Ageing and Through School to Work research teams on several large evaluations.
Nicky has five years experience working in the homelessness sector in services, advocacy and research. She previously had 13 years in the fashion industry but has always been passionate about social justice and equity, which ultimately motivated her to change career.
She is currently working on the Education First Youth Foyers Evaluation collecting data from young people through surveys and interviews.
Nicky also volunteers for a community group that supports asylum seeker families in her neighbourhood.
- Asylum seekers and refugees
Australian Association of Social Workers