Dr Alison Gerard (now Head of Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University), PhD graduate from Criminology in the School of Political & Social Inquiry (PSI), has been awarded a 2012 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the excellent research presented in her thesis, The Securitisation of Migration and Refugee Women. Dr Gerard’s thesis was praised by its examiners as it “evidences an unusual depth and breadth of substantive knowledge” and that “Gerard has proven herself to be a deft researcher, able to synthesise diverse disciplinary approaches to guide her project and presenting a detailed and nuanced view into the lives of Somali refugee women on their journey to Malta and during the protection-seeking process in Malta”. The project was supervised by Sharon Pickering, Jude McCulloch and Leanne Weber.
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