Dr Danielle Tyson

  • Dr Danielle Tyson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminology Honours Coordinator in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. She is a graduate of La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia (Bachelor of Arts with First-Class Honours in Legal Studies) and the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (PhD in Criminology).  Prior to Monash University, Dr Danielle Tyson taught Criminology in the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton, England (2002-2003), the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2004 – 2006) and Legal Studies at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia (2007).

    Dr Danielle Tyson’s research takes a feminist approach to examining issues of family violence with a particular focus on criminal law, intimate partner homicide, law reform, and legal and service responses to filicide in the context of separation. In 2014, Danielle was awarded a highly prestigious Criminology Research Council grant (2015-2016) with Emeritus Professor Thea Brown (Monash Social Work) and the Australian Institute of Criminology to produce the first ever National Report on Filicide: Filicide in Australia, 2000 – 2012: A National Report.

    Dr Tyson is currently involved in a number of research projects that focus on gendered violence including:

    • Improving Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Homicide (with Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor, Faculty of Law, Monash University; Dr Debbie Kirkwood and Mandy McKenzie, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria). This project is funded by the Legal Services Board Victoria (2013-MG019).
    • Filicide in Australia, 2000 – 2012: A National Report (with Professor Thea Brown, Social Work, Monash University; Dr Adam Tomison, Samantha Lyneham and Willow Bryant, Australian Institute of Criminology). This project is funded by the Criminal Research Council (CRG 52/14-15).
    • Sentencing in Domestic Homicide Cases (with Professor Rosemary Hunter, Queen Mary of London University).

    Danielle is the author of Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation (2013, Routledge).

    Research and Supervision Expertise

    • Family Violence
    • Intimate Partner Homicide
    • Criminal Law Reform
    • Feminist Legal Theory
    • Crime and the Media
    • Qualitative Research Methods


    • The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
    • The Socio-Legal Studies Association
    • The Homicide Research Working Group
    • The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

    Follow Danielle on Twitter @finkufreaky

Leave a Reply