On behalf of all in the School, please accept our warmest congratulations to Dr Alison Gerard whose thesis, ‘The Securitisation of Migration and Refugee Women’, has been awarded the 2012 School of Political and Social Inquiry prize for outstanding doctoral research. The award is an important recognition of the quality of Alison’s scholarship and will stand her in good stead in the future. The award attracts $1,000.00. The School held an informal award ceremony for Alison and other HRD award recipients on Thursday, 13 December at 3pm in the PSI Library.
Upon receiving news of her award, Alison said, ‘This is fantastic news and a credit to my fabulous supervisors and their colleagues, the sharp PhD student cohort and the culture of research excellence in PSI. I’m very grateful to have completed my apprenticeship at Monash criminology and feel very much a product of the whole school. Thank you for this wonderful book end to 2012.’
Alison commenced a Senior Lectureship in Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University in 2012.