I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and joined the team in the School of Social Sciences in 2006. Before my academic career I worked as a freelance public historian and a community radio broadcaster. I have a background in trade union organising and social justice activism. My politics and commitment to transforming structural injustice has long inspired and shaped my research focus on documenting and redressing institutionally generated experiences of discrimination, harm and violence. I have a strong interest in histories of resistance and punishment in Australia.
In 2013 I edited with Marie Segrave Women Exiting Prison: Essays on Women’s Post-release Survival, Routledge. My first monograph, Imprisoning Resistance: Life and Death in an Australian Supermax, Federation Press and the Sydney Institute of Criminology was published in 2007 and nominated in the True Crime Category of the 8th Davitt Awards in 2008.
European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control Working Group on Detention, Prisons and Punishment
Canadian Journal of Prisoners on Prisons: Member Editorial Board