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I founded and lead CSU's first law program and the Centre for Law and Justice (CSU's law school equivalent). My research examines the criminalisation of vulnerability and seeks to understand the impact of criminalisation and securitisation through listening to those with lived experience.  I am a passionate educator and have developed, alongside key stakeholders, an emerging research program on the incoporation of Indigenous perspectives in law and criminology undergraduate programs. I am on the Executive of the Council of Australian Law Deans and the Australasian Law Academics Association, and the CALD Working Party on First People's Partnership. I am the Co-Convenor of CSU's Ally Network, responsible for fostering inclusivity and advocacy for LGBTIQA+ staff and students. 

Education/Academic qualification

Law/Criminology, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Criminal Justice and Criminology), Monash University

Law, Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours), University of Technology Sydney

Law/Criminology, PhD, Monash University

Law/Criminology, Masters of International Humanitarian Action, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

External positions

Executive, Australasian Law Academics Association

07 Jul 2019 → …

Treasurer, Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD)

04 Oct 201804 Oct 2020

Secretariat (former President), West Bathurst Preschool Inc

28 Feb 201819 Feb 2020

Editorial Board, Current Issues in Criminal Justice

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Research Output 2009 2019

Crimmigration and the Australian legal lexicon: Reflecting on border control, theory and the lived experience

Gerard, A., 2019, Crimmigration in Australia: Law, politics, and society. Billings, P. (ed.). Singapore: Springer Singapore, p. 89-115 26 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

control theory
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‘Humanitarian Borderwork’: Tensions Between Humanitarianism and Securitization for NGOs Working with Asylum Seekers in Australia

Gerard, A. & Weber, L., 16 May 2019, Border Criminologies 2 p.

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