Rebecca Wickes is an Associate Professor in Criminology and the Deputy Director for the Centre for Social and Population Research at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. She is the lead investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study, a multi-million, multisite, longitudinal study of place. Dr. Wickes’ research focusses on demographic changes in urban communities and their influence on social relationships, community regulation, victimisation, crime and disorder over time.
She has published substantive works in Criminology, Journal for Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Social Science Research, Plos One, the Sociological Review and the Journal for Urban Affairs among others. Dr. Wickes is the Associate Editor for the Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is a Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Life Course Research.
Dr. Wickes was awarded the ANZSOC New Scholar of the Year Prize and received an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award from 2012 through to 2015. She has supervised numerous honours and PhD students through to completion.