Dr Jill Guthrie is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people of western NSW. She is a graduate of the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) Program at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University. Following graduation from the MAE Program, Jill worked as an academic member of the MAE staff and continues her association with the MAE Program. Her PhD, A phenomenological exploration of the experiences of families of Indigenous children hospitalised in the Australian Capital Territory was undertaken through the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. In March 2009 she was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra working on health-related research projects with a particular focus on the relationship between criminal justice and health. In April 2012 Jill joined the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) at the ANU as a Research Fellow, where she worked on health and justice related research matters, leading an Australian Research Council funded research project titled Reducing Indigenous incarceration using Justice Reinvestment: an exploratory case study. She is a member of two NHMRC-funded projects, the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group (IOHR-CBG), and the Centre for Research Excellence in Offender Health.