Elizabeth Creed

B.A. Humanities and Social Sciences (Monash), Grad Cert Australian Indigenous Knowledges (CDU)

Research Associate

Elizabeth is an experienced social policy researcher, on secondment from the NTG Territory Families, Housing and Communities to the Northern Institute for three years. She will be working on the development and actualisation of the NT Social Outcomes Framework and a social capital index for the NT.

Between 2005 and 2008, Elizabeth was with the School for Social Policy Research, the predecessor of the Northern Institute, as part of the team conducting research into the causes and consequences of population turnover in the NT. This research provided the evidence base for the 2018-28 NT Population Growth Strategy.

Elizabeth has worked in research and evaluation roles across three NT Government departments and provided research support to the independent Members of the Legislative Assembly during the 13th Assembly. This opportunity increased her knowledge of economic, social and legislative issues of importance across the NT.

Research Interests

  • Ensuring research provides robust evidence for policy development, and evaluation enables continuous improvement of policies, programs and services.
  • Survey development and questionnaire design with the aim of reducing non-sampling error
  • Interaction between social memory, social networks and population turnover in the NT
  • Social justice and institutional racism
  • Impact of the built environment on social interaction 

Current Research Projects

Northern Territory Social Outcomes Research


  • Member, Australian Population Association
  • Member, Australian Evaluation Society
Elizabeth Creed


T: 08 8946 6233
E: Elizabeth.Creed@cdu.edu.au

Casuarina Campus, CDU
Darwin NT