Dr Chay Brown is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
Born and raised in Mparmtwe/Alice Springs and surrounding remote communities, Dr Brown has lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence and regularly speaks as a survivor-advocate.
Dr Brown has been researching violence against women since 2012 and works closely with Aboriginal women’s groups in the Northern Territory to prevent family violence. Her doctoral research explored what works to prevent violence against women in the Northern Territory, which led to the development of a Northern Territory-specific violence prevention framework.
In 2021, she was the project lead on research exploring experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in regional and remote areas, and is also the lead author of the ‘Rante rante ampe Marle and Urreye’ research report – the first evaluation of primary prevention projects in the Northern Territory.
Dr Brown also worked on Australia’s National plan to end violence against women and children 2022-2032. She has previously worked in safe houses and an anti-trafficking organisation, supporting women who have survived sex trafficking.