- Dr Bridget Harris
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
- Discipline *
- Criminology, Law
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD in Criminology (Monash University)
- Professional memberships
- American Society of Criminology
- Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology
- British Society of Criminology
- Socio-Legal Studies Association
- Friend of the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
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.
JSB172 Professional Criminological Research Skills
JSB172 Criminal Law in Context
- Harkness A, Harris B, Baker D, (2016) Locating crime in context and place: Perspectives on regional, rural and remote Australia, The Federation Press
- Harris B, Harkness A, (2016) Introduction: Locating regional, rural and remote crime in theoretical and contemporary context, Locating crime in context and place: Perspectives on regional, rural and remote Australia p1-12
- Harris B, (2016) Violent landscapes: A spatial study of family violence, Locating crime in context and place: Perspectives on regional, rural and remote Australia p70-84
- George A, Harris B, (2014) Landscapes of violence: Women surviving family violence in regional and rural Victoria, https://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/287040/Landscapes-of-Violence-online-pdf-version.pdf
- Harris B, (2015) Family violence in the rural landscape, DVRCV Advocate p19-23
- Harris B, George A, (2015) Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, https://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/375944/Rc-Harris-and-George-CRRLJ-Part-1-Publically-Available.pdf
- Blair M, Harris B, (2012) Just spaces: community legal centres as levelling places of law, Alternative Law Journal p8-11
- Harris B, Jordan L, Phillips L, (2014) Courting justice beyond the cityscape: Access to justice and the rural, regional and remote magistrates' courts, Journal of Judicial Administration p158-170
- McCulloch J, Blair M, Harris B, (2011) Justice for all: A history of the Victorian Community Legal Centre movement, http://www.fclc.org.au/cb_pages/files/Justice%20for%20All%20History%20Booklet%202011(1).pdf
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.