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Dr Inez Mahony

BA(Hons) Sunshine Coast, PhD QLD

  • Centre Manager, Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research
  • Project Manager, Project Tarsier, Tropical Forests and People Research Centre
+61 7 5459 4798
Sunshine Coast
Inez Mahony

Dr Inez Mahony is Centre Manager of the Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research and Project Manager with the Forestry Research Institute.

Inez has a career spanning almost two decades in various roles in the tertiary sector - in teaching and research, and research administration and project management. She has degrees in journalism and international studies with a special interest in the Asia Pacific region. Inez has over 10 years’ experience in Indonesia working and researching Indonesian media, society and culture, and is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. Much of her work in recent years has been in research management and in international development, working on research and capacity building projects with stakeholders from Pacific island countries, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Mongolia and Uganda.


Grant/ Project name

Project Team

Funding body

Project year/s

Project Tarsier

Herbohn, J. (lead), Ota, L. Applegate, G., Scudder, M., Gregorio, N., Mahony, I., Snyman, C. and Murphy, K.

Shell Global

2022 - 2027

Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative – Phase 2 (PARDI 2)

Underhill, S. (lead), Mahony, I., Southgate, P., Schouten, C., Addinsall, C., Manley, M., Waqairatu, S., Bibi, P., Lal, M. and Simos, T.


2017 - 2023

Queensland Regional Innovation Benchmark

Scheepers, M.J. (lead), Daniel, L., de Klerk, S., Tracey, N. Jenner, P. Verreynne, M. and Mahony, I.

Advance Queensland

2020 - 2021

Building Resilience in Times of Crisis

Scheepers, M.J. (lead), Tracey, N. and Mahony, I.

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism

2020 - 2021

Government Partnerships for Development: Increasing Education Capacity – Papua, Indonesia

-        School Principals Leadership Workshop (Timika)

-        School Principals Leadership Workshop (Jayapura)

Burford, S. (lead), Carter, R.W., McConnell, J., Brierty, R., Mahony, I., Morse, J. and Cooper, R.




2014 - 2015

Indonesian for Teachers initiative (InTI)

Mahony, I. (lead), Mahnken, P., and Burford, S.

Australian Government Department of Education

2013 - 2015

Headstart to Indonesian (HI) for Secondary Students & Teachers On-Campus & Online initiative

Mahony, I. (lead), Mahnken, P., and Burford, S.

Australian Government Department of Education

2011 - 2013

Research areas

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • research administration