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Professor Sandra Walklate B.A.; M.Litt.; FAcSS

Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

    Research

    Gender and security


    Empirical and conceptual work with colleagues at Monash University concerned with risk, intimate partner violence and comparative policy responses. Primarily reflected in my publications and research work with Dr. Kate Fitz-Gibbon at Monash University along with Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher.

    Criminology and War

    This work with Ross McGarry extends my work on understandings of victimhood into the wider realm of war and its consequences. Alongside the work on gender and security it places issues previously considered separate and separable into the same critical plane and draws on the emergent concerns of Southern Criminology to facilitate this.

    Risk and security

    Arguably underpinning both gender and security and criminology and war is the work on risk and security that I have been engaged on with Gabe Mythen for some time now. This theoretical (and empirical) interest percolates our ongoing work in this arena in which we are further developing a comparative analysis of the writings of Beck and Bauman.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Domestic Abuse: Responses to the Shadow Pandemic

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

    June 2020 - December 2021

    Determining multi-level led causes and testing intervention designs to reduce radicalisation, extremism and political violence in north-western Europe through social inclusion (DRIVE)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2021 - December 2023

    Strategies for Disrupting High risk high harm Domestic Abuse

    N8 RESEARCH POLICING PARTNERSHIP (UK)

    April 2022 - March 2023

    Who is the victim? Identifying victims and perpetrators in coercive control cases.

    N8 RESEARCH POLICING PARTNERSHIP (UK)

    April 2022 - March 2023

    Victims' access to justice through English criminal courts, 1675 to the present

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

    August 2018 - April 2021

    Catalyst Fund: Innovation and the Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing

    HIGHER EDUCATION FUND COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND (UK)

    May 2015 - April 2020

    Engaging with gender issues: A knowledge exchange with women's community groups

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

    February 2014 - August 2014

    Empowering the young generation: towards a new social contract in South and East Mediterranean countries (SAHWA)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2014 - March 2017

    Varieties of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (VARDEM)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2006 - September 2008

    New Zealand project

    NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (NEW ZEALAND)

    June 2010 - July 2012