Gilly Dempsey

Associate Consultant

Gillian Dempsey - Cox Inall RidgewayGilly has 15 years’ experience in research and communications, policy development, stakeholder management and advocacy as well as government relations involving culturally diverse and Indigenous communities.

– Bachelor of Nursing Science
– Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1A) majoring in Gender Studies
– Currently completing a Masters in International Public Health

SKILLS & PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE :  Prior to joining Cox Inall Ridgeway, Gilly worked in a policy and advocacy role with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Gilly was critically involved in developing Congress’ strategic response to Indigenous education, undertaking research, analysis and broad consultation to inform the development of Congress’ National Education policy.  Gilly was also involved in the development of a consultation and negotiation framework between Congress and the Australian government.

Gilly has held various positions in Aboriginal affairs and education within the NSW state government including senior policy positions in the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs.  She has previously worked for Cultural Perspectives, a specialist consultancy engaged in research, communications and strategic planning within cross-cultural and Indigenous environments.

AREA OF EXPERTISE :   Gilly is a strategic policy specialist.

OTHER : Gilly has lectured on gender and race studies at the University of Sydney and has published on gender and race theory. Gilly is also an accredited Iyengar Yoga teacher and in her spare time loves to practice and teach yoga, teaching classes privately and at Half-Moon Yoga studio in Marrickville.