Nicole is a criminologist with an extensive research and consultancy background in gender based violence, First Nations justice, and criminal justice processes in Australia, as well as internationally.
Nicole holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Legal Theory and Jurisprudence) from the University of Melbourne, and currently works in law and policy reform at both the state and federal level. She has a particular interest in identifying and investigating structural, systemic or cultural issues, and forecasting practical and operational implications of reform.
Nicole is particularly experienced in qualitative and mixed methodologies. She has undertaken a variety of primary research and evaluation projects across government, community and not for profit sectors, and has assisted a range of non-government organisations in achieving quality goals and expansion.
In addition, Nicole has worked for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault, and for various organisations in Timor-Leste.
Nicole brings her experience in strategic governance, organisational leadership, and community-based initiatives to the Board of Lirata.