Researchers at the Monash School of Political and Social Inquiry have led successful funding bids to advance collaborative research with Warwick University.
Dr Asher Flynn leads a team focused on access to justice while Professor True leads a team investigating violence against women. Other PSI researchers, Professor Jude McCulloch, Dr Swati Parashar, Associate Professor Jane Maree Maher and Sara Niner are also involved in the research alongside colleagues at Warwick University.
The aim of the project is to provide a comparative analysis of the impact of cuts to the civil and criminal legal-aid systems operating in England, Wales and Victoria.This collaboration will make Monash and Warwick the central hub globally for comparative research and information in this area through an established online web profile that will allow for external engagement and impact. It will also provide a framework from which future research will be conducted by this internationalised team blending experienced, senior and early career researchers. Importantly, this interdisciplinary project will develop a new key focus for the Monash/Warwick alliance in law, criminology, and human rights.
This project will also allow for an early stage collaboration meeting in November 2013 between Warwick, Monash and Birzeitscholars to consolidate existing cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary synergies relating to the study of violence against women internationally and to push thinking further by bringing new perspectives from the areas of women’s rights, gender and political economy and the gendered sociology of the body.
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