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Dr Bridget Harris

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice


Dr Bridget Harris
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
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PhD in Criminology (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Asian Society of Criminology
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Friend of the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Bridget is an interdisciplinary researcher and has published and presented her work in the areas of:

  • domestic and family violence
  • technology-facilitated violence and advocacy in the context of domestic and family violence
  • access to justice (including in regional, rural and remote areas, and postcode justice)
  • legal advocacy
  • Southern Criminology

She has been invited to advise police and legal bodies on family violence in regional, rural and remote communities (incidents and experiences; informal and formal responses; technology-facilitated violence and advocacy). Her work in these fields was heavily cited in and used to inform recommendations made by the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Bridget competed her PhD thesis (Just Spaces? Community Legal Centres as Places of Law) at Monash University and was the School of Social Sciences candidate nominated for the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Excellence in a PhD thesis. She received the Bruce Mansfield Award for Outstanding Research in her Honours year, undertaken at Macquarie University (thesis: Chequered Traditions: the Redfern Riots, Race, and the Role of History; exhibition: Chequered Knights? The Anti-police Myth in Australia). In 2016 she received a scholarship to attend the competitive Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme. As an educator, she has also received staff and student nominated teaching awards. Recently, Bridget has been awarded two esteemed Criminology Research Council grants. She is currently completing these projects: Spaceless Violence and Advocacy: Technology-facilitated Abuse, Stalking and Service Provision in Australia (with Dr Delanie Woodlock, Women’s Legal Service NSW and Professor Harry Blagg) and Reducing Crime and Incarceration Rates in Aboriginal Communities: What Impact Does the ‘Yes I Can’ Adult Literacy Program Have on Crime and Incarceration Rates in NSW Aboriginal Communities. (with Dr Jenny Wise, Associate Professor Bob Boughton, Adjunct Professor Jack Beetson and Dr Nickson). Bridget is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New England and a member of the QUT Ally Network.

This information has been contributed by Dr Bridget Harris.


JSB176 Criminal Law in Context

JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence (2018)

This information has been contributed by Dr Bridget Harris.


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