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Legal Decision Making, Coroners and the colonial narrative in Australia

The death of George Floyd in the USA in May this year has once again highlighted how people of colour are dealt with by the criminal justice system in colonial settler societies. Australia is not exempt from this scrutiny, which has been made clear through Coroners Inquests and Royal Commissions into the deaths of Aboriginal people in prison, detention centres and police custody over the past 30 years.However, Aboriginal people are also failed by other legal systems, such as in …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Narrative politics, policy and political activism

Dr Erin O'Brien is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of activism and campaigning, political decision making, or narrative politics and policy.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Domestic Violence

Dr Bridget Harris and Dr Laura Vitis are available to supervise students who are interested in the areas of technology-facilitated coercive control, online abuser networks, post-separation abuse or rural/regional domestic violence.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

End of life decision making

Professor Ben White is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research in the topics of end of life decision making, euthanasia and assisted suicide, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, advance care planning, adult guardianship or consent to medical treatment.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Child sexual abuse in institutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is the latest public inquiry to consider harms to children. One result of this is the production of hours of testimony on systems that have allowed, and at times facilitated, the sexual abuse of children and adolescents. This testimony has much to offer researchers in terms of data for closer examination. Areas of interest include policy development, dark networks, secondary victimisation, victims' perspectives and experiences, and state management of harms …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Legal education

Associate Professor Judith McNamara is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topic of legal education. She is particularly interested in areas such as Compassion in legal education, Experiential learning, and Community lawyering, pro bono and community legal education.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Responsibility to Protect

Senior Lecturer Andrew Garwood-Gowers is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of public international law, use of military force and the responsibility to protect.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Homicide and forensic criminology

Dr Claire Ferguson is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of homicide investigations, forensic criminology, offender behaviour at crime scenes, offender decision making, sexual abuse allegations or domestic homicide.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Youth justice

Associate Professor Kelly Richards is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of youth justice and sexual offending.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

Sexuality, gender, criminal justice and queer criminology

Associate Professor Matthew Ball is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of applied research exploring the experiences of LGBTI/queer communities in criminal justice contexts (victimisation, policing, punishment) and theoretical research - seeking projects that push the conceptual boundaries of, and seek to 'queer' the discipline.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Centre for Justice

International human rights law (environment and climate change)

Dr Bridget Lewis is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on the topics of environmental justice and human rights protections in energy and natural resource policies, climate change mitigation and adaption, or international human rights law (environment and climate change).

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Children's health law

Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then is interested in talking to students with interests in the areas of consent to treatment, special medical procedures, parental decision-making in health care, bioethics, assisted reproductive technology, pre-implementation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selection, or children as tissue donors.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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