Kylie Butler

Research Officer

Child and Family Evidence

Kylie Butler has experience in mixed-methods, quantitative and qualitative research. In previous years, Kylie has worked on research projects with rural communities in Kenya and Sri Lanka, focusing on the human-wildlife interface of conservation. This included leading a 4-year research project in Sri Lanka investigating community experiences living in proximity to wild elephants, and trialling human-elephant conflict methods aimed at increasing family safety in their homes.

Kylie has completed three Masters degrees, most recently a Master of Social Policy with Melbourne University, which afforded the opportunity to explore social issues in an Australian context, and to develop skills in policy writing and analysis. Kylie’s first-class thesis explored colonialist ideology in volunteering using critical discourse analysis.


  • Master of Social Policy University of Melbourne 
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Environment, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Ecology & Sustainability), Victoria University