Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Anthropology) | Master of Social Policy
Mallory has varied experience in social research spanning evaluation, native title, public health and social policy. While she has worked across a range of fields and content areas, her approach to research and evaluation has always been underpinned by strong conceptual and critical thinking skills, drawing from her experience in both academic and applied environments. At FPC, Mallory manages and contributes to projects predominantly in the areas of cultural wellbeing, social inclusion, mental health, and public health and health promotion. In 2023, Mallory was the recipient of the Australian Evaluation Society's Emerging New Talent Award, recognising her contributions to evaluation practice and theory to date.
Mallory also occasionally works as a research assistant at the University of Melbourne (School of Social and Political Sciences), and has contributed to projects including a study assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on digital nomads.
Prior to joining First Person Consulting in 2020, Mallory was employed as a qualitative researcher in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University. She was involved in end of life care research, primarily exploring the outcomes of assisted dying legislation. Before that, she worked as an anthropological researcher at a Native Title Representative Body in Far North Queensland. Her work at the Cape York Land Council included assisting consultant anthropologists in their fieldwork and native title research with Traditional Owners.
Mallory's recent projects include:
Mallory was awarded a Master of Social Policy from the University of Melbourne in 2018. She also holds an Honours degree in Anthropology from James Cook University where she completed a thesis investigating the experience of non-Indigenous Australian tourists participating in Indigenous cultural tourism. Before that, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.