Professor Sandra Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), ACU
Professor Sandra Jones is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at ACU. She provides leadership, advice and support for ACU's community engagement strategy, including strategic frameworks that implement the new measurement of research engagement and impact. Professor Jones was previously the Director of ACU's Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR), a research centre focused on social marketing and community-based research.
Sandra has undertaken numerous research projects – in partnership with the autistic community – on the experiences of autistic people and the knowledge and attitudes towards autism in the community; including research that won an Autism CRC Award for Research Translation (2019).
Sandra established and leads Autism at ACU, which aims to improve the attraction, retention and positive outcomes of autistic people in higher education. She is a passionate advocate for the inclusion of autistic people in all aspects of society.
Sandra is herself an autistic woman, and the very proud mother of two autistic adult sons.