Criminology Postgraduate Alumni

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Monash Criminology has an outstanding postgraduate alumni. We produce graduates who are leading the field in research and professional areas and we celebrate their success.

Monash Criminology Postgraduate Alumni


Dr Emma Colvin graduated in 2015 and is a Lecturer in Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University. Her PhD Balancing community safety and individual liberty: How bail support services can reduce the need to remand a defendant in custody was supervised by Dr Bree Carlton and Prof Jude McCulloch.

Dr Julie Ham is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. She recently co-edited (with Prof Pickering) the Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration

Dr Laura Vitis is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Liverpool in Singapore. Her PhD Sexting or something else? Using child pornography laws, sexting laws and family violence legislation as a response to youth sexual image exchanges was supervised by Drs Marie Segrave and Danielle Tyson.

Dr Alison Gerard, is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University. She recently co-authored (with Pickering) ‘The Crime and Punishment of Somali women’s extra-legal arrival in Malta’ published in The British Journal of Criminology. Alison’s thesis was awarded the  Mollie Holman Doctoral Award which recognises extraordinary academic achievement and is awarded to PhD students who are judged to have presented the best doctoral theses of the year. 

Dr James Martin has recently been appointed as a Senior Lecturer and program coordinator in The Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism at Macquarie University.

Dr Asher Flynn graduated in 2010. Her PhD Secret deals and bargained justice: Lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding plea bargaining in Victoria was supervised by Prof. Jude McCulloch and Dr. Dean Wilson. Asher is now a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University.

Dr Lucinda Jordan’s PhD thesis, Seeing place: Young people, homelessness and violence (supervised by Prof. Sharon Pickering  and Dr Marie Segrave) was successfully passed in 2011. 

Kimberley Shirley graduated in 2011 with a Master of Arts. Her thesis, Living with violence: Participatory approaches in transitional justice was supervised by Dr Anna Eriksson and Prof. Sharon Pickering.

Laura Wilson graduated with a Master of Arts in 2011, Stoned, peaking and hanging out: Dependent and recreational drug users perceptions of drug driving in Melbourne. She was supervised by Prof. Jude McCulloch and Dr. Dean Wilson. Laura is now undertaking a Juris Doctor (JD) at Monash University.

Dr Annie Pettitt, who has since moved into a range of advocacy positions including as Child Rights Specialist with Save the Children, completed her doctorate in 2009. She is currently working with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Her research, Out of step or stepping out? A human rights impact assessment framework for policing, was supervised by Sharon Pickering and Prof. Jude McCulloch.

Dr Vicki Sentas‘ thesis, Traces of terror: Counter-terrorism law and policing in Australia (supervised by Prof. Sharon Pickering and Prof. Jude McCulloch) was awarded a commendation of excellence by the Faculty of Arts. Vicki’s thesis was passed in 2008 and she was awarded a Newton Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Law, King’s College in 2009. Vicki is now a lecturer at UNSW Law School.

Dr Sanja Milivojevic, a lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales, graduated in 2008. Her thesis was entitled, Sex trafficking in Serbia and Australia (supervisors Prof. Sharon Pickering and  Dr. Dean Wilson).

Dr Marie Segrave’s PhD, Restoring order: Statecraft, the border and sex trafficking, was supervised by Prof. Sharon Pickering  and Dr. JaneMaree Maher. She graduated in 2008 and was appointed as a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University.

Tamara Morozoff graduated in 2007  with a MA focused on The politics of prostitution: An analysis of Victorian prostitution legislation (supervised by Assoc. Prof. Colleen Lewis).