Chay Brown has been researching violence against women since 2012, working closely with Aboriginal women’s groups in the Northern Territory (NT) to prevent family violence. Chay’s doctoral research explored what works to prevent violence against women in NT, leading to the development of a NT-specific violence prevention framework.
In 2021, Chay was project lead on research exploring experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Chay is lead author of the “Rante rante ampe Marle and Urreye” research report – the first evaluation of primary prevention projects in the NT. Chay has previously worked in safe houses and for an anti-trafficking organisation, supporting women survivors of sex trafficking.