Dr Ruth McCausland is Associate Professor and UNSW Director of Yuwaya Ngarra-li, a long-term community-led partnership with the Dharriwaa Elders Group in Walgett. Ruth has worked over the past 25 years in the fields of criminology, evaluation, human rights and community development. Her research focuses on the social determinants of justice, and enabling systemic and community-led solutions to incarceration and disadvantage. Ruth's PhD was in criminology and evaluation, and she also holds a Masters in International Social Development. Ruth is on the Board of the Community Restorative Centre and the NSW Committee of the Australian Evaluation Society, and is an Associate of the Disability Innovation Institute and Australian Human Rights Institute.