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Alison's research focuses on social justice and has been published in leading international and Australian journals. Her sixth book, which focuses on the criminalisation of young people in Out-of-Home Care, was published by Routledge in 2022. She is currently a CI on an ARC Discovery Project examining 'Crimmigration' in Australia.
Alison is on the Executive of the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) and has served on the Executive of the Council of Australian Law Deans (2018-2020). Alison also contributes to the CALD Working Party on First People's Partnership.
Alison has developed an emerging research program with CSU Indigenous Academic Fellow, Annette Gainsford, on the incoporation of Indigenous perspectives in law and criminology curriculum. Alison founded Charles Sturt University's law program and the Centre for Law and Justice prior to coming to the University of Canberra. Alison was Head of the Canberra Law School from 2020 to early 2023.
Alison has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from UTS, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Criminal Justice and Criminology) from Monash University, a Master of International Humanitarian Action from Ruhr University (Germany) and a PhD from Monash University for which Alison won the Mollie Holman Medal. Alison previously worked in private practice and with Legal Aid, including stints at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Maurice Blackburn Cashman and Victoria Legal Aid. Alison has undertaken consultancies with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia and now serves on their Board. Alison is also on the Board of Companion House, Canberra.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, The Securitisation of Migration and Refugee Women, Monash University
3 Jul 2009 → 4 Feb 2012
Award Date: 11 Oct 2012
Master, Transitional Justice in Cambodia, Ruhr University Bochum
4 Sep 2007 → 24 Dec 2008
Award Date: 8 Dec 2008
Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Criminal Justice and Criminology), Monash University
3 Jan 2003 → 2 Dec 2003
Award Date: 10 Oct 2004
Bachelor, Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney
2 Feb 1998 → 8 Dec 2001
Award Date: 1 Jul 2002
Board Member, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
5 Oct 2020 → …
International Advisory Board, Legalities: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Society
Oct 2020 → …
Treasurer, Lyneham Primary School P&C
20 Jun 2020 → …
Editorial Board, Current Issues in Criminal Justice
2020 → …
Executive, Australasian Law Academics Association
7 Jul 2019 → …
Executive , Council of Australian Law Deans
10 Oct 2018 → 10 Oct 2020
Executive, Committee of Management, West Bathurst PreSchool
20 Feb 2018 → 4 Feb 2020
Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University
2 Feb 2012 → …
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Australia and the EU: Bilateral perspectives on Global Governance
Damjanovic, I., Gerard, A. & de Sadeeler, N.
3/01/22 → 31/12/24
Analysing interactions within the criminal deportation system
Weber, L., Marmo, M., Gerard, A., Gordon, F. & Boswroth, M.
5/11/21 → 4/11/24
Children, Care and Crime: Trauma and TransformationGerard, A., McGrath, A., Colvin, E. & Gainsford, A., 2 Nov 2022, 1 ed. United Kingdom: Routledge. 230 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Accrediting Indigenous Australian Content and Cultural Competency Within the Bachelor of LawsGainsford, A., Smith, M. & Gerard, A., 7 Dec 2021, In: Legal Education Review. 31, 1, p. 59-80 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile49 Downloads (Pure)
Book Review: Stephen Young, Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Rights: Troubling Subjects (Routledge, 2020)Gerard, A., 10 Jun 2021, In: Legalities. 27, 1, p. 146-148 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Care-experienced children and the criminal justice systemMcGrath, A., Gerard, A. & Colvin, E., 10 Sep 2020, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology. 14 p. (Trends Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice)
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-reviewOpen Access
Children in care: The criminalisation of childrenGerard, A., Colvin, E. & McGrath, A., 30 Aug 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) Prisons and Community Corrections : Critical Issues and Emerging Controversies. Birch, P. & Sicard, L. (eds.). London: Taylor & Francis, p. 1-12 12 p. (Routledge Innovation in Corrections Series).
Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in Book › Other chapter contribution › peer-review
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UC Yarning Circle, Canberra Law School, University of Canberra
Holly Louise Northam (Participant), Doris Bozin (Participant), Wayne Applebee (Participant), Alison Gerard (Participant), Jen Webb (Participant), Kim Rubenstein (Participant), Paul Collis (Participant), Tom Eckart (Participant), Carli Kulmar (Participant) & Cristy Clark (Participant)21 Feb 2022
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