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Professor Alison Gerard arrived as Head of the Canberra Law School in mid-2020. Alison's research focuses on social justice issues 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, will be published by Routledge in 2021.
Alison is on the Executive of the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) and the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) as Treasurer. 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 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 will shortly commence on their External Board.
PhD, Monash University
3 Jul 2009 → 4 Feb 2012
Award Date: 11 Oct 2012
Master, Ruhr University Bochum
4 Sep 2007 → 24 Dec 2008
Award Date: 8 Dec 2008
Unknown, Bachelor, Monash University
3 Jan 2003 → 2 Dec 2003
Award Date: 10 Oct 2004
Bachelor, Macquarie University Research Centre in Quantum Science and Technology
2 Feb 1998 → 8 Dec 2001
Award Date: 1 Jul 2002
Board Member5 Oct 2020 → …
Executive7 Jul 2019 → …
Executive10 Oct 2018 → …
Executive, Committee of Management20 Feb 2018 → 4 Feb 2020
Adjunct Professor2 Feb 2012 → …
'Humanitarian borderwork': Tensions between humanitarianism and securitization for NGOs working with asylum seekers in AustraliaGerard, A. & Weber, L., 16 May 2019, 4 p. United Kingdom : University of Oxford.
Research output: Other contribution › Research
The importance of out-of-home care: The views of magistrates in the New South Wales Children's Court regarding children in care in the New South Wales criminal justice systemColvin, E., McFarlane, K., Gerard, A. & McGrath, A., 2017, p. 49-49. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Research
Research output: Book/Report › Other report › Research
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Research
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Editorial › Research