Ms Jacqueline Stewart

Program Manager
Institute of Child Protection Studies

Jacqueline Stewart

Areas of expertise: monitoring; evaluation; qualitative research and learning

Phone: +61 3 9953 3644


Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Not accredited

Jacqui Stewart is Program Manager with the Institute of Child Protection Studies. She supports the successful delivery of applied research, training, and engagement projects within the Institute.

Jacqui specialises in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). She has organised, implemented, and supervised MEL processes in both government and non-government sectors. Jacqui is passionate about generating quality evidence on program processes and outcomes and promoting data-driven decision making.

Jacqui is an accomplished qualitative researcher. She feels fortunate to have worked for First Nations peoples on a range of research and evaluative studies designed to have positive wellbeing outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

Prior to her research and evaluation career, Jacqui worked as a change management consultant in the corporate sector. This time established her as an accomplished project manager. She also gained extensive experience designing and implementing training in various modalities to facilitate organisational change.

Select publications


  • Russell, D. H., Stewart, J., & Higgins, D. J. (2023). Safeguarding in Church: Children and Young People's Perceptions of Safety in Religious and Other Faith-Based Settings. Journal of interpersonal violence, 38(3-4), 4459-4485.
  • Stewart, J. (2014). Developing a culture of evaluation and research. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies


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