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Dr Timothy Jones Senior Lecturer, History, History

Tim is the Director of the Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area and Senior Lecturer in History at La Trobe. He is a historian who researches equality, social cohesion and wellbeing in gender, sexuality and religion in the modern West, particularly in the UK and Australia. He studied at the University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne, and from 2008 was lecturer in History and Co-Director of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales at the University of South Wales. Tim came to La Trobe in 2012 on an ARC DECRA fellowship colocated in History and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, and has been lecturing in the Department of Archaeology and History since 2016.

His research is grounded in a commitment to scholarly rigour and socially engaged research effort for the public good. He has worked as a consultant and visiting expert to numerous inquiries, including to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales, and the UN Human Rights Council investigation into so called "LGBT conversion therapy". He is currently writing a book on the rise of the New Christian Right in Australian Politics, a biography of the English theologian and historian, D.S. Bailey, is a member of the ARC funded Faith on the Goldfields project, and leads an ARC Linkage Project researching the scope and nature of LGBT conversion ideology and practices in Australia, in partnership with the Victorian Government, Brave, and AGMC. Tim is editor of H-Histsex, serves as vice-president of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and is on the advisory board of the US LGBT Religious Archives Network.

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