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Dr Jodi Death
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Law, Other Law and Legal Studies
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PhD (Charles Sturt University)


Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse in Christian Churches, Feminist Criminology, Institutional Violence, Sexual and Gendered Violence, QUT Centre for Justice

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Jodi Death’s primary research interest is in child sexual abuse in institutional care. This includes identifying and responding to the voices and needs of survivors and developing an understanding of historic paedophile networks. This work builds on Jodi’s PhD which examined the role of forgiveness in ways that churches are responding to child sexual abuse by church leaders. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Jodi has completed work for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child sexual abuse considering children’s perspectives of safety in Out of Home Care. Jodi’s more recent work considers the ways in which the Family Law Court of Australia manages and responds to allegations of child sexual abuse in custody disputes. Prior to commencing with QUT, Jodi worked for the Department of Community Services NSW (DoCS), as a child protection caseworker. Jodi has also previously worked as a sexual assault crisis response counselor in Central West NSW and has a background in involvement with social welfare development in rural NSW.

Research Interests

  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Power
  • Gendered Violence
  • Child Protection in Emerging Communities
This information has been contributed by Dr Jodi Death.


This information has been contributed by Dr Jodi Death.


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