Ripley Stevens, Research Officer 

Key Research Interests: Ripley brings a love of data visualisation, feminist research and autoethnography to their role as a research officer for the Staging Australian Women’s Lives Project.


Experience: Ripley recently completed an Advanced Masters in Health, Culture and Medicine at the Australian National University. During

this Masters program they completed their first major piece of research: The Liminal Machine – an autoethnography critically examining the ethical dilemmas associated with non-fiction Virtual Reality experiences.


Ripley is also recognised for their contributions to improving the mental health outcomes of young Australians. Previously, they travelled nationally as a public speaker, delivering keynote presentations in high schools, universities and workplaces as a mental health advocate. In 2016 they were awarded the ACT Young Woman of the Year Award for making an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT. In 2017 they were a finalist for the Young Australian of the Year Award.