Yomei Jones

Project manager

Qualifications:

Diploma of Project Management, University of Newcastle, 2012; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Charles Darwin University, 2010; Certificate IV in Education Support, Charles Darwin University, 2006

Location:

Darwin – Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

Yomei has a background in education and project management. She is the project manager for the Let’s Start Parent-Child program, investigating the effects of the parenting intervention in a number of remote communities.

Yomei’s role involves the managing and co-ordination of the project across a number of remote communities in the Northern Territory, as well as an adaption of the model in the Torres Strait Islands. She manages operations, contracts and reporting while playing a leading role in engaging with communities, community partners and government.

Yomei has a particular interest in Indigenous capacity and mentoring and is involved in Menzies’ Indigenous mentoring program. She values mechanisms for positive change at the community, organisational and policy levels, and endeavors to incorporate these processes into her work.

  1. Robinson, G., Tyler, W., Jones, Y., Silburn, S., Zubrick, S.R. (2011). Context, Diversity and Engagement: Early intervention with Australian Aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts, Children and Society, 26(5), 343-355.
  2. Robinson, G., Zubrick, S., Silburn, S., Tyler, W., Jones, Y., D’Aprano, A., et al. (2009). Let’s Start: Exploring Together. An early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families. Darwin: School for Social and Policy Research, Charles Darwin University.
  3. Robinson, G., Mares, S., Jones, Y., Stock, C., Hallenstein, B., & Branchut, V. (2012). The Let’s Start Parent Child Program: Information Paper. Darwin: Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research.
  1. Let's Start in the Tiwis

    Let's Start in the Tiwis

    Date

    A program for pre-school aged kids with behavioural problems nurtures stronger relationships between parents and children.

  2. Let’s start at the beginning

    Let’s start at the beginning

    Date

    The success of the Indigenous parenting program, Let’s Start, has resulted in the development and launch of a promotional DVD to encourage further uptake of the community endorsed program in remote Indigenous communities.

  3. A new action plan to tackle kidney disease

    A new action plan to tackle kidney disease

    Date

    The Government has launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.

  4. Confronting racism to improve healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with kidney disease

    Confronting racism to improve healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with kidney disease

    Date

    Action is urgently needed to confront the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’