Researchers

  • Professor Sharon Pickering is a Director at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb). She is an Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow and Professor of Criminology. She is currently Head of School, Social Sciences at Monash University, and the Series Editor with Katja Franko Aas (Oslo University) and Mary Bosworth (Oxford University) of Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber is a Director at The Border Crossing Observatory. She is an ARC Future Fellow researching the policing of internal borders, and works on several BOb research projects. She has studied and worked at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge and the Human Rights Centre at Essex University, held research contracts at the Centre for ... Read more
  •   Marie Segrave is a Researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb), based at Monash University. She researches in a wide range of areas adopting an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary criminology related to regulation, globalisation, exploitation, policing and criminalisation. Marie’s current research projects are focused on temporary migration & labour exploitation in Australia, people trafficking, women’s experiences ... Read more
  • Professor Jacqui True is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb), and is based at Monash University. She is a specialist in gender and international relations and critical international political economy with a focus on the social dimensions of globalization and feminist research methodologies. Email: jacqui.true@monash.edu Read More... Read more
  • Julie Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. Her recent research explores the regulation of sex work and migration and its impact on sex workers’ security, mobility and agency. She has published on sex work, anti-trafficking, gender and migration, feminist participatory action research, and activist efforts ... Read more
  •   Professor Mary Bosworth studied arts at the University of Western Australia before conducting her doctoral research in criminology at the University of Cambridge. She spent the first 8 years of her career working in the U.S. before returning to the UK in 2004. Mary is Professor in the school of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University ... Read more
  • Dr Sanja Milivojevic is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory, as well as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at La Trobe University, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. Sanja holds LL.B and LL.M from Belgrade University’s Law School, and a PhD from Monash University.   Her doctoral research is in the field of sex trafficking in Serbia ... Read more
  • Michael Grewcock is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb). Having worked a solicitor in London for 13 years,  he returned to Australia to the University of New South Wales in 2004 to complete a PhD. He has taught criminology and criminal law in the Arts and Law faculties since 2006. Email: m.grewcock@unsw.edu.au   Read More... Read more
  • Brigit is a research assistant at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb), currently working on BOb’s Fluid Security Project. She also works as a researcher at the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse in Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Laws/Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Brigit has interned at the Geneva-based NGO, the International Service ... Read more
  • Helen McKernan is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. She also works with the Border Crossing Observatory as a researcher on the Fluid Security Project. Helen is also working on a four-year Australian Research Council funded project at Swinburne University Exploring the experience of security in the Australian Vietnamese community: ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Claudia Tazreiter is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) and a political sociologist at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on contemporary human rights discourses, migration, civil society, post-conflict reconciliation processes and cosmopolitanism. She has written and published extensively on migration and human rights, the asylum policies of Western states, ... Read more
  • Dr Francesco Vecchio is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory, currently based at Charles Sturt University, specialising in mixed migratory movements and irregular border-crossing in Asia. He collaborates with ISMU Foundation and BOb NGO partner Vision First conducting research related to migration and integration with a focus on refugees.   He completed his PhD at ... Read more
  • Dr Alison Gerard is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory, currently based at Charles Sturt University. She completed her PhD at Monash University in 2012, looking at the impact of processes of border securitisation on womens’ experiences of exit, transit and arrival in Malta, a Member State of the European Union. Dr Gerard previously worked ... Read more
  • Rebecca Powell is the Managing-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University and also works as a researcher for a number of the research projects hosted by the Observatory. Before joining the Border Crossing Observatory, Rebecca worked in the field of human trafficking prevention from a law enforcement and criminal justice perspective for international ... Read more