Dr Claire Spivakovsky

Claire Spivakovsky is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Prior to joining Monash, Claire worked in the community and government sectors, developing a range of social and criminal justice projects which advocated for the rights and needs of marginalized populations.

Claire’s research explores how experiences of ‘difference’, ‘diversity’ and ‘(ab)normality’ are co-constructed by law and medicine, and the implications of this dynamic for individuals, institutions and law reform. She advocates for the reduction and elimination of coercive and restrictive practices in disability and mental health care.

Claire is also passionate about teaching and learning. In 2017 she coordinates the second year unit, Race, Crime and Difference